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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 934052, 3 pages
Case Report

Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome

1Department of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
2Department of Internal Medicine, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11212, USA
3Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA

Received 8 February 2013; Accepted 10 March 2013

Academic Editors: P. Abraham, H. Akiho, C. Elsing, and S. Nomura

Copyright © 2013 Mohammed Muqeetadnan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Celiac artery compression syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by episodic abdominal pain and weight loss. It is the result of external compression of celiac artery by the median arcuate ligament. We present a case of celiac artery compression syndrome in a 57-year-old male with severe postprandial abdominal pain and 30-pound weight loss. The patient eventually responded well to surgical division of the median arcuate ligament by laparoscopy.