Diagnosis of Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome on Multidetector Computed Tomography

Cemil Göya, Cihad Hamidi, Salih Hattapoglu, Mehmet Guli Çetinçakmak, Memik Teke, Suzan Kuday


The median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS), also known as celiac artery compression syndrome, is a condition which develops secondary to an ischemia in gastrointestinal organs resulting from the compression of proximal celiac truncus by the median arcuate ligament of the diaphragm. It is characterized by postprandial abdominal pain or weight loss. The MALS is conventionally diagnosed by angiography; however, currently the condition can also be diagnosed with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). In this paper, we aimed to present three cases that were diagnosed with median arcuate ligament syndrome on MDCT.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(9):616-619
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4021/jmc1384w


Celiac artery; Median arcuate ligament; Multidetector computed tomography

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