Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 20, Issue 8, pp 588–589 | Cite as

Familial superior mesenteric artery syndrome

  • C. Ortiz
  • R. H. Cleveland
  • J. G. Blickman
  • D. Jaramillo
  • S. H. Kim
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Abstract

Five members of a family of eight, including the father and four daughters, presented with symptoms previously attributed to the superior mesenteric artery syndrome. The four daughters also had radiographic studies supporting that diagnosis. This familial clustering raises the possibility of a genetic predisposition to this symptom and radiographic complex.

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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Ortiz
    • 1
    • 3
  • R. H. Cleveland
    • 1
    • 3
  • J. G. Blickman
    • 1
    • 3
  • D. Jaramillo
    • 1
    • 3
  • S. H. Kim
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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