superior mesenteric artery


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superior mesenteric artery

[sə′pir·ē·ər ‚mez·ən′ter·ik ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
A major branch of the abdominal aorta with branches to the pancreas and intestine.
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Chronic superior mesenteric artery syndrome in anorexia nervosa.
Disruption of peripheral blood vessels of the superior mesenteric artery is apparent (circled).
Baker, "Late presentation of superior mesenteric artery syndrome following scoliosis surgery: a case report," Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol.
Illustration showing embryological development of the celiac artery and superior mesenteric artery during weeks 4 to 9 of intrauterine life.
Computed tomography revealed compression of the left renal vein between the aorta and superior mesenteric artery
Uetani, "Imaging appearances and management of isolated spontaneous dissection of the superior mesenteric artery," European Journal of Radiology, vol.
We paid special attention to the patency of celiac axis and superior mesenteric artery. The most likely cause of their stenosis/occlusion was noted.
(a) LAVA postcontrast sequence demonstrates mural thickening and marked luminal narrowing of the superior mesenteric artery. (b) Axial double inversion recovery sequence demonstrates increased focal narrowing of the descending thoracic aorta, measuring 1.6 cm in diameter.
On angiogram,'barber pole sign' may be seen due to spiralling of superior mesenteric artery. (8)
A 22-year-old man with superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome, an unusual cause of proximal intestinal obstruction, and recent unintentional weight loss of 35 pounds (body mass index 15.8) presented to the emergency department with weakness and constipation.
Cardiac arrest; superior mesenteric artery occlusion; intestinal ischaemia.

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