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A Severe Case of Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome with Successful Angioplasty and Stenting

Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
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  • Medicine


Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MAL) or celiac axis compression syndrome (CACS) is a rare etiology of chronic abdominal pain. Traditional treatment of this syndrome is surgery. We report a case of median arcuate ligament syndrome with a severe compression of the celiac trunk, which was successfully treated by angioplasty with stenting.

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