Prior to the cardiac arrest, the patient had never complained of abdominal symptoms and did not have abdominal angina
. Furthermore, the patient's symptoms were sudden in onset and dramatic as seen in patients with embolism of the SMA .
It is characterised by constriction of distal thoracic and/or abdominal aorta and its branches, therefore is also known as "Abdominal aortic coarctation".1 MAS can present as hypertension or lower limb claudication or abdominal angina
. MAS is characterized radiologically by severe narrowing of abdominal aorta and its branches.
The common manifestations of TA are hypertension, lower and upper extremity claudication, abdominal angina
and pulselessness depending on the type of involvement.
Angiographic studies in 17 patients, ten of them asymptomatic, with occlusion or severe stenosis of the celiac trunk, trying to correlate the abdominal angina
to the unintentional discovery of the lesion, revealed that most of the symptomatic patients are under the age of 40 years and suffered from arcuate ligament syndrome.
A case study of abdominal angina
secondary to celiac compression syndrome.