James Parker, MD1, Eric Forney, MD1, Alex Sapp, MD1, Danny Vaughn, MD1, Eric Long, MD1, Gunnar Nelson2. 1Navicent Health Medical Center, 2Virginia Tech
Median arcuate ligament syndrome (AKA celiac artery compression syndrome) is a disorder that remains near the bottom of most differential diagnoses. There is still much to learn about the pathophysiology of this disorder, however as a diagnosis of exclusion, treatment of this syndrome via open or minimally invasive approach can be life-changing.
We present a 35 year old patient who underwent a laparoscopic release of the median arcuate ligament. She presented to clinic after 1 year of missed diagnoses, post-prandial abdominal pain, and significant (>50 pound) 1 year weight loss. Dr. Danny Vaughn, a minimally invasive surgeon in Macon, GA, performed the surgery with exceptional results. Post-operatively, patient's symptoms have completely resolved and she states that she can now enjoy life again.
We appreciate the opportunity to share our technique for exposure and division of the median arcuate ligament.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 95182
Program Number: V383
Presentation Session: Video Loop Day 4
Presentation Type: VideoLoop