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Surg Endosc. 2015 Apr;29(4):992-4. doi: 10.1007/s00464-014-3743-z. Epub 2014 Aug 13.

Superior mesenteric artery syndrome following sleeve gastrectomy: case report, review of the literature, and video on technique for surgical correction.

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Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8635 W 3rd Street 795 W, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, USA,


Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare condition in which the duodenum is compressed between the SMA and aorta. This often occurs following extreme weight loss and has been reported in the bariatric population. We present the first reported case of SMA syndrome following sleeve gastrectomy. The patient underwent laparoscopic duodenojejunostomy and recovered uneventfully. The following is a review of the literature and detailed operative approach in the attached video.

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