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Vol. 97. Issue 9.
Pages 532 (November 2019)
Vol. 97. Issue 9.
Pages 532 (November 2019)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.cireng.2019.03.012
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Intestinal Obstruction Secondary to Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
Oclusión intestinal secundaria a pinza aorto-mesentérica
Irene Mirón Fernándeza,
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, Laura Romacho Lópeza, Tania Díaz Antoniob, Julio Santoyo Santoyoa
a Servicio de Cirugía General y del Aparato Digestivo y Trasplantes, Complejo Regional Universitario de Málaga, Málaga, Spain
b Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico, Hospital Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, Spain
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A men of 66 years old, with hypertension and diabetes, a sigmoiidectomy due to a colon cancer and after that a low anterior resection for a tumor recurrence. He is admitted in Emergency for vomiting and abdominal distension. The X-ray shows small bowel dilatation so it is decided to proceed with a CT scan. It shows a complete duodenal obstruction due to exterior compression of the third part of the duodenum by the superior mesenteric artery. The conservant treatment with nasogastric tube decompression succeed after 5 days in the hospital. He was discharged with no evidence of any other complication (Fig. 1).

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Diagnosis: Superior mesenteric artery syndrome or Wilkie's syndrome.

Please cite this article as: Mirón Fernández I, Romacho López L, Díaz Antonio T, Santoyo Santoyo J. Oclusión intestinal secundaria a pinza aorto-mesentérica. Cir Esp. 2019;97:532.

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