Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a very rare, life-threatening gastro-vascular disorder characterized by a compression of the third portion of the duodenum by the abdominal aorta (AA) and the overlying superior mesenteric artery.
This is all about saving my 19 year old nieces life. She's been diagnosed with a rare and life threatening condition known as SMA (Superior Mesenteric Artery syndrom). She requires surgery to correct it and save her life.
Nutcracker syndrome is a vascular compression disorder, and refers to the compression of the left renal vein between the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and aorta. This can lead to renal venous hypertension, resulting in rupture of thin-walled veins into the collecting system with resultant haematuria. Read more: http://radiopaedia.org/articles/nutcracker_syndrome