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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.

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

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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