Superior mesenteric artery syndrome after severe head trauma

We present a case of a 17-year-old boy who suffered a severe head trauma during a car accident. He had prolonged confinement in the supine position because of ongoing coma. The SMAS developed due to a progressive weight lost. Upper gastrointestinal Barium contrast study, fibroesophagogastroduodenoscopy (FEGDS), abdomen computed tomography scan (CT) were not specific and only, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings suggested diagnosis of SMAS. As there was no response to the conservative treatment, surgical intervention of duodenojejunostomy was performed. The postoperative period was successful.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Clinical investigations Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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