Vincent Biank

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Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) is an unusual presentation of small bowel obstruction that results from compression of the duodenum between the abdominal aorta, posteriorly, and the superior mesenteric artery, anteriorly. SMAS is more frequently found in females than males, can be found in every age category including…

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