Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (1-4) is a rare disorder characterised by a compression of the duodenum because of the reduced angle between the aorta and superior mesenteric artery. The disease is clinically characterised by abdominal pain, lack of appetite, vomiting and anorexia; some of these symptoms also characterise eating disorders. We report a case of a young female patient presenting with abdominal pain, loss of appetite and chronic loss of weight which led to misdiagnosis of anorexia nervosa; ultrasound with echo color Doppler methodology has subsequently allowed the correct diagnosis.
|Titolo:||Organic or psychiatric disease? A misdiagnosed superior mesenteric artery syndrome|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|