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ABSTRACT: The extrinsic compression of the third part of the duodenum as it passes through the aorto-mesenteric angle is known as the superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS). This syndrome is a rare mechanical cause of upper intestinal obstruction, with a reported incidence of between 0.2% and 0.78%. Clinical manifestations of SMAS may be chronic or acute; chronic symptoms include intermittent gastric pain, fullness and occasional episodes of postprandial vomiting, while acute symptoms include incoercible vomiting, oral intolerance, mainly epigastric abdominal distension and abdominal pain. Surgery is recommended only when initial conservative treatment fails. Here, we report what appears to be the third published case of SMAS associated with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy or Charcot Marie Tooth disease.World journal of gastrointestinal surgery. 12/2011; 3(12):197-200.
Article: Uterine leiomyosarcoma metastasis to the pancreas: report of a case and review of the literature.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Uterine leiomyosarcoma is an aggressive malignant tumor that often leads to metastatic dissemination, generally in the lungs, liver, brain, and bones. Despite the fact that pancreatic neoplasms spread easily, the pancreas is not a usual target organ from other neoplasms. We present a rare case of metastasis to the pancreas from uterine leiomyosarcoma treated with segmental resection with no recurrence at this stage. A review of the literature is later presented showing no similar case to what has been reported. Surgical resection of unique pancreatic metastases is a safe practice. An increase in the survival rate has been demonstrated after resection of metastases from renal cell carcinoma, although it has not been proved with metastases from other locations. Further trials are needed.Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer 06/2010; 43(2):361-3.