The celiac axis compression syndrome (CACS): critical review in the laparoscopic era.

@article{ACienfuegos2010TheCA,
  title={The celiac axis compression syndrome (CACS): critical review in the laparoscopic era.},
  author={Javier A-Cienfuegos and Fernando Rotellar and Victor Valenti and J Arredondo and Nicol{\'a}s Pedano and Alicia Bueno and Isabel Vivas},
  journal={Revista espanola de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologia Digestiva},
  year={2010},
  volume={102 3},
  pages={193-201}
}
The celiac axis compression syndrome (CACS) due to median arcuate ligament (MAL) was first described by Harjola in 1963; originating postpandrial abdominal pain, weight loss, epigastric bruit and celiac axis stenosis > 75% in angiographic studies. This clinical condition has been the origin of controversies about its pathogenesis, diagnosis and its long term clinical results. Advances in diagnostic imaging as 64 multidetector-row CT (MDCT), 3-D reconstruction, magnetic resonance (MR) and color… CONTINUE READING