Superior mesenteric artery syndrome secondary to brucellosis - A case report

Seetharam Prasad, Ramachandra Lingadakai, Kishanchand Chethan, Zeeshan Abdul

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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

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Surgery
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03-09-2010

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