SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care II
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome or Wilkie’s syndrome is compression of the third part of the duodenum between the SMA & abdominal aorta. This compression can lead to acute gastric dilation and necrosis of the stomach. SMA syndrome leading to acute gastric dilation is rare and necrosis of the stomach; an organ with extensive collateral blood supply can be fatal.