Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: An Exceptional Cause of Abdominal Pain

Authors

  • Satilmis Bilgin Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University Hospital, Bolu, Turkey.
  • Gulali Aktas Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University Hospital, Bolu, Turkey.
  • Ozge Kurtkulagi Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University Hospital, Bolu, Turkey.
  • Tuba Taslamacioglu Duman Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University Hospital, Bolu, Turkey.
  • Burcin Meryem Atak Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University Hospital, Bolu, Turkey.
  • Gizem Kahveci Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University Hospital, Bolu, Turkey.
  • Mehmet Zahid Kocak Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University Hospital, Bolu, Turkey.
  • Haluk Savli Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University Hospital, Bolu, Turkey.

Keywords:

Median arcuate ligament syndrome, Postprandial abdominal pain, Laparoscopic surgery, Nausea, Celiac disease, Coronary artery disease

Abstract

Abstract: Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) is caused by the compression of celiac artery by median arcuate ligament and may cause serious symptoms; such as abdominal pain and weight loss. Here we present a 56 year old man with MALS, whom suffered of postprandial abdominal pain, weight loss, nausea and vomiting. Laparoscopic surgery revealed his symptoms after MALS diagnosis was established. In conclusion, MALS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with complaints of postprandial abdominal pain, nausea and weight loss. Laparoscopic surgery could be as successful as other treatment options in these patients.

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Published

2021-07-26

How to Cite

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Bilgin S, Aktas G, Kurtkulagi O, Duman TT, Atak BM, Kahveci G, Kocak MZ, Savli H. Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: An Exceptional Cause of Abdominal Pain. Nat J Health Sci [Internet]. 2021Jul.26 [cited 2021Sep.18];5(4):177-9. Available from: https://ojs.njhsciences.com/index.php/njhs/article/view/186

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Case Report