Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: A Case Report

  • Akash Chitrakar Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Nirajan Subedi Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ramesh Singh Bhandari Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Celiac artery compression syndrome, Dunber syndrome, Median arcuate ligament (MAL) syndrome

Abstract

Median arcuate ligament (MAL) syndrome results from extrinsic compression of the celiac axis and or celiac ganglion by the MAL and diaphragmatic crura. A seventy five years lady presented with post prandial epigastric pain for 6 months. She had undergone considerable investigations for other diagnoses before an abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed median arcuate ligament impinging celiac artery at its origin. She successfully underwent laparotomy and release of median arcuate ligament.  

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Author Biographies

Akash Chitrakar, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Surgery

Nirajan Subedi, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Surgery

Ramesh Singh Bhandari, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Surgery

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Chitrakar, A., Subedi, N., & Bhandari, R. (2018). Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: A Case Report. Journal of Society of Surgeons of Nepal, 21(2), 38-39. https://doi.org/10.3126/jssn.v21i2.24360
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Case Reports