A rare case of postprandial abdominal pain

  • Jesse Zhen Cheng Lee
  • Kamal Aryal
Keywords: Abdominal pain, median arcuate ligament syndrome, coeliac artery


A 49‑year‑old woman with medical history of polymyalgia rheumatica presented with 3 weeks history of epigastric pain worse after meal. Gallstones, peptic ulcer, bowel ischemia, bowel obstruction, gastroesophageal reflux disease, chest pathology, etc., were excluded from the study. Computerized tomography showed a short stenotic segment at coeliac trunk with poststenotic dilatation of 8 mm. Ultrasound scan showed peak velocity of 326 cm/s at the coeliac artery. Diagnosis of median arcuate ligament syndrome was made.

Key words: Abdominal pain, median arcuate ligament syndrome, coeliac artery


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eISSN: 2006-8808
print ISSN: 2006-8808