Median arcuate ligament compression of the celiomesenteric trunk
Victor Lee, Mauricio Daniel Alvarez, Shweta Bhatt, Vikram S Dogra
Department of Radiology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA, Department of Radiology, Hospital San Jose – Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA
Date of Submission: 04-Nov-2010, Date of Acceptance: 14-Dec-2010, Date of Web Publication: 08-Jan-2011.
Median arcuate ligament (MAL) syndrome is a controversial condition characterized by compression of the celiac trunk and symptoms of intestinal angina. We present a case of MAL compressing the celiomesenteric trunk, a rare variation. We report computed tomography (CT) angiography and three-dimensional reconstructions of this rare phenomenon.
Keywords: CT Angiography, Celiomesenteric Trunk, Median Arcuate Ligament
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