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Descriptor English:   Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome 
Descriptor Spanish:   Síndrome de la Arteria Mesentérica Superior 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Síndrome da Artéria Mesentérica Superior 
Synonyms English:   Cast Syndrome
Duodenal Compression Syndrome, Mesenteric
Mesenteric Duodenal Compression Syndrome
Syndrome, Cast
Syndrome, Wilkie
Wilkie Syndrome  
Tree Number:   C06.405.469.275.395.890
Definition English:   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. 
See Related English:   Mesenteric Ischemia
Renal Nutcracker Syndrome
 
History Note English:   91(80); was see under DUODENAL OBSTRUCTION 1980-90 
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MI microbiology MO mortality
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PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   13866 
Unique Identifier:   D013478 

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