Superior mesenteric artery syndrome secondary to tuberculosis induced cachexia.
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare cause of obstruction of 3rd part of duodenum between abdominal aorta and the overlying superior mesenteric artery caused by decrease in the angle between the two vessels as a result of rapid loss of retroperitoneal fat. It is seen in conditions causing severe weight loss and catabolic states. We report a case of pulmonary tuberculosis leading to superior mesenteric artery syndrome.
Department of Medicine, T. N. Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai.
SourceThe Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 59: 2011 Oct pg 670-1
Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Pub Type(s)Case Reports