Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : July | Volume : 11 | Issue : 7 | Page : OD13 - OD14

Dunbar Syndrome-A Rare Cause of Foregut Ischemia OD13-OD14

Tagore Sunkara, Megan E Caughey, Kevin Cai Zhen, Brian Chiong, Vinaya Gaduputi

Correspondence
Dr. Tagore Sunkara,
121 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn-11201, New York, USA.
E-mail: tagoresunkara@hotmail.com

Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) is a condition that can result from an anatomical aberration. If the median arcuate ligament is located too inferiorly in relation to the celiac axis, it can impede circulation and lead to vascular compromise. Here, we present the case of a 63-year-old woman, who came to the hospital complaining of continuous epigastric pain and who was ultimately found to have MALS. Her epigastric pain could be the result of the ischemia caused by MALS that made it difficult for the duodenal ulcer to heal properly. This case report documents an unusual presentation of an already rare condition.