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Minerva Chirurgica 1999 May;54(5):335-8

language: Italian

Aorto-mesenteric duodenal compression. Report of a clinical case and review of the literature

Gasbarro V., Schettino A. M., Chiozzi A., Mazzetti J., Pozza E., Mascoli F.


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Aorto-mesenteric duodenal compression syndrome is a rare disease in which superior mesenteric artery causes a substenosis of the duodenum. Pathogenesis of this syndrome is due to congenital or acquired factors. Sympto-mathology is usually non specific and intermittent. Diagnosis is given by selective superior mesenteric artery angiography. Therapy is only surgery.

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