Robert A Grossman, MD, Daniel Bergholz, BA. Mount Sinai Medical Center
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome is a rare disease, for which understanding of the pathophysiology remains in an early state. It predominantly affects younger women, and causes a constellation of symptoms consisting of post-prandial abdominal pain, nausea, emesis, and weight loss. Surgery appears to be the only method for relief of the symptoms associated with median arcuate ligament syndrome.
We present a case of a young woman with median arcuate ligament syndrome who underwent a laparoscopic median arcuate ligament release, but preoperatively was found to have an aberrant celiac artery structure. She had no formal celiac artery, but rather had a common hepatic and splenic artery directly taking off from the aorta; her left gastric artery arose from her common hepatic artery. She underwent a successful laparoscopic median arcuate ligament release, with full resolution of her symptoms.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 95758
Program Number: V387
Presentation Session: Video Loop Day 4
Presentation Type: VideoLoop