Superior mesenteric artery syndrome secondary to brucellosis – A case report

Seetharam, Prasad and Ramachandra, L and Kishanchand, Chethan and Abdul, Zeeshan (2010) Superior mesenteric artery syndrome secondary to brucellosis – A case report. Indian Journal of Surgery, 72. pp. 265-267.

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Abstract

Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare condition characterized by duodenal obstruction due to extrinsic compression by SMA. Any condition which results in rapid, significant weight loss can cause SMA syndrome. Brucellosis is a common cause of pyrexia of unknown origin which can result in loss of appetite and weight loss. Brucellosis resulting in SMA syndrome has not been described in literature. We present a case of SMA syndrome resulting from weight loss due to brucellosis along with a brief review of relevant literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Superior mesenteric artery ; Weight loss ; Aortomesenteric angle ; Aortomesenteric distance.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2015 05:07
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2015 05:07
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143621

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