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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., ,
Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Pub Type(s)Case Reports