Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2023, Vol 10, Num 3 Page(s): 177-179
Median arcuate ligament syndrome: What is the best treatment?

İhsan Alur, Bilgin Emrecan

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Private Egekent Hospital, Denizli, Türkiye

Keywords: Abdominal pain, celiac plexus, compression, median arcuate ligament release, surgery
Median arcuate ligament syndrome is a rare condition that is usually recognized late. Chronic postprandial abdominal pain, weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, and diarrhea are usual symptoms due to the median arcuate ligament’s mechanical compression on the celiac trunk and celiac plexus. The gold standard in treatment is to eliminate the mechanical compression of the median arcuate ligament on the celiac trunk and celiac plexus. In this article, we present a 49-year-old female patient who previously underwent endovascular intervention but whose complaints were not relieved and who underwent surgical treatment.

DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2023.1552