SUPERIOR MESENTERIC ARTERY SYNDROMEA RARE CAUSE OF GASTRIC OUTLET OBSTRUCTION: CASE REPORT

Dr. Sriram Khanna, Dr. P. Arun Kumar, Dr. P. S. Shanthi, Dr. R. Kannan

Abstract


Gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) presenting with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal bloating, pain abdomen and distension of the abdomen can arise as a consequence of acid peptic disease, gastric polyps, malignancy of the stomach or gall stones. Superior mesenteric syndrome is a rare entity causing obstruction of the gastric outlet triggered by narrowing of aorta and mesenteric angle and shortening of aortomesenteric distance. We report a rare case of superior mesenteric syndrome presenting as gastric outlet obstruction to stress the importance of considering superior mesenteric artery syndrome as a differential diagnosis for GOO.


Keywords


Superior mesenteric artery syndrome, gastric outlet obstruction

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