Superior mesenteric artery (Wilkie's) syndrome: a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal system obstruction

Oguz A., Uslukaya O., Ulger B. V. , Turkoglu A., Bahadir M. V. , Bozdag Z., ...More

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.116, no.2, pp.81-88, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 116 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2016.1139830
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-88


Background Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) results from the compression of the third part of the duodenum between the aorta and the proximal part of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). Clinical presentation of SMAS is characterized by the dilatation of the proximal part of the third part of the duodenum. SMAS is a rare cause of the upper gastrointestinal system (UGS) obstruction. In this study, we aimed to present our clinical experience in the treatment of five patients with SMAS, which is a rare clinical condition requiring surgery.