Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 992–994 | Cite as

Superior mesenteric artery syndrome following sleeve gastrectomy: case report, review of the literature, and video on technique for surgical correction

  • Allison M. BarrettEmail author
  • David J. Harrison
  • Edward H. Phillips
  • Seth I. Felder
  • Miguel A. Burch
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Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare condition in which the duodenum is compressed between the SMA and aorta. This often occurs following extreme weight loss and has been reported in the bariatric population. We present the first reported case of SMA syndrome following sleeve gastrectomy. The patient underwent laparoscopic duodenojejunostomy and recovered uneventfully. The following is a review of the literature and detailed operative approach in the attached video.


Bariatric Superior mesenteric artery syndrome Laparoscopy Sleeve gastrectomy 



Allison M. Barrett, David J. Harrison, Edward H. Phillips, Seth I. Felder, and Miguel A. Burch have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Allison M. Barrett
    • 1
    Email author
  • David J. Harrison
    • 1
  • Edward H. Phillips
    • 1
  • Seth I. Felder
    • 1
  • Miguel A. Burch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

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