Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2010 / Article

Brief Communication | Open Access

Volume 24 |Article ID 534654 | 3 pages |

Recurrent Abdominal Pain and Weight Loss in an Adolescent: Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome

Received16 Apr 2009
Accepted08 May 2009


Celiac artery compression syndrome is a rare cause of abdominal pain and weight loss, likely caused by compression of the celiac artery or plexus by the median arcuate ligament. A case of celiac artery compression syndrome in a 17-year-old male patient with severe postprandial pain and weight loss is described. Imaging techniques such as computed tomography, angiography and Doppler ultrasound identified the abnormality, which was corrected by laparoscopic surgery.

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