U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government


Send to:

Choose Destination

Links from MedGen

Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome

DUODENAL OBSTRUCTION by the superior mesenteric artery (MESENTERIC ARTERY, SUPERIOR) which travels in the root of the MESENTERY and crosses over the DUODENUM. The syndrome is characterized by the dilated proximal duodenum and STOMACH, bloating, ABDOMINAL CRAMPS, and VOMITING. Often it is observed in patient with body casts after spinal surgery.

Year introduced: 1991(1980)

PubMed search builder options


Tree Number(s): C06.405.469.275.395.890

MeSH Unique ID: D013478

Entry Terms:

  • Wilkie Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Wilkie
  • Mesenteric Duodenal Compression Syndrome
  • Cast Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Cast
  • Duodenal Compression Syndrome, Mesenteric

Previous Indexing:

See Also:

Supplemental Content

Loading ...