JEFFREY M. SHAPIRO, M.D.; JAMES L. A. ROTH, M.D., PH.D.
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To the editor: The celiac artery compression syndrome continues to generate controversy as to its existence. In their recent article, Watson and Sadikali (1) claim unequivocal benefit for their patients through surgical intervention. In his editorial, Sleisenger (2) expresses doubts that the stenosis of the celiac artery is the cause of the symptoms. It is well recognized that greater than 50% occlusion of at least two of the three mesenteric arteries is associated with the symptoms of ischemic bowel disease (3) (postprandial, periumbilical pain appearing ½ to ¾ h after meals). We have recently seen a patient who presented with
SHAPIRO JM, ROTH JLA. Syndrome of Celiac Artery Compression. Ann Intern Med. ;87:116. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-116_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):116.
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