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Superior mesenteric artery syndrome secondary to tuberculosis induced cachexia.

Abstract

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.

Authors

Limaye CS, Karande SP, Aher SP, Pati KA

Institution

Department of Medicine, T. N. Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai.

Source

The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 59: 2011 Oct pg 670-1

MeSH

Antitubercular Agents
Cachexia
Fatal Outcome
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22479754