Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: An Exceptional Cause of Abdominal Pain

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Satilmis Bilgin
Gulali Aktas
Ozge Kurtkulagi
Tuba Taslamacioglu Duman
Burcin Meryem Atak
Gizem Kahveci
Mehmet Zahid Kocak
Haluk Savli

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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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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 2024Jul.19];5(4):177-9. Available from: https://ojs.njhsciences.com/index.php/njhs/article/view/186
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