Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 5, Number 6, June 2014, pages 344-346

Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: A Cause of Postprandial Abdominal Pain in a Patient With Ulcerative Colitis


Figure 1.
Figure 1. CTA of abdomen. CTA of the abdomen shows severe narrowing of the celiac artery in our patient.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Celiac angiogram during expiration. Her celiac angiogram showed increased compression of the celiac artery during expiration. During expiration, the median arcuate ligament moves closer to the celiac axis and causes the compression.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. CTA of the abdomen. The proximal celiac artery is compressed compared to the superior mesenteric artery (SMA).