Laparoscopic Approach and Treatment of Celiac Artery Syndrome

C L Nelson, MD, P D Colavita, MD, I Belyansky, MD, K W Kercher, MD. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC


Celiac artery syndrome, also known as median arcuate ligament syndrome, is caused by an anatomic variant of the diaphragmatic crura, where the left and right crus join directly over the celiac axis instead of their normal position, which is superior and opposed to the aorta. This is characterized by abdominal pain and weight loss and is most commonly observed in women in their second to fourth decades of life. This video describes a laparascopic approach to the release of the median arcuate ligament and the resolution of the stenosed celiac artery.

Session Number: VidTV2 – Video Channel Rotation Day 2
Program Number: V122

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