Arcuate ligament syndrome: laparoscopic approach
Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2017;17(03). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4902
Median arcuate ligament syndrome is caused by the extrinsic compression of the celiac trunk by the median arcuate ligament, prominent fibrous bands, and peri-aortic nodal tissue. In many cases, it is asymptomatic, even though postprandial abdominal pain or, during exercise, nauseas, vomiting, and weight loss could be found. Doppler ultrasound and angiotomography are used for diagnosis while arteriography is the gold standard. Only symptomatic patients might require surgical treatment, and the laparoscopic approach has been proposed as a safe and effective technique. We present a case of laparoscopic approach for the treatment of arcuate ligament syndrome.