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Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome - Occurs in patients with decreased mesenteric fat (low body weight, weight loss, burns, bed rest)

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SMA – superior mesenteric artery, CA – celiac artery, K – kink in the aorta, RA – renal arteries, AA – abdominal aorta, IVC – inferior vena cava, LRV- left renal vein, RK – right kidney, LK – left kidney, LTA – left testicular artery, LU – left ureter, IMA – inferior mesenteric artery, ARA – accessory renal artery.

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Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a very rare, life-threatening gastro-vascular disorder characterized by a compression of the third portion of the duodenum by the abdominal aorta (AA) and the overlying superior mesenteric artery.

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Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (also known as cast syndrome) seen with spica cast

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CNN iReport: "My SMAS Life, diagnosis and fight" - I know this man personally and he is a hero to me!

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