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2022 Mar 18

BMJ Case Rep



Unusual presentation of superior mesenteric artery syndrome in a child.


Tewari S, Sharma R D, Bangar A, Redkar R
BMJ Case Rep. 2022 Mar 18; 15(3).
PMID: 35304355.


Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS), also known as Wilkie's syndrome, is a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal tract obstruction. We report a case of a 10-year-old girl with persistent abdominal pain for over 3 months, who on extensive investigations was diagnosed with SMAS. She underwent a surgical procedure to bypass the obstructed portion of the intestine for relief of her symptoms.