Anatomy for Emergency Medicine 015: SMA Syndrome

Nothing to do with milk formula.

This is yet another Zebra diagnosis but it’s a great one for illustrating some of the relevant anatomy. Let me know what you think.

Here’s the link to the article mentioned.

Rudinsky, Sherri L, and Michael J Matteucci. “Emergency Department Presentation of Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: Two Cases in Marine Corps Recruits..” JEM 42, no. 2 (February 2012): 155–158. PMID 19111427

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  1. Just wanted to say that I really like these weird little cases because they actually make the anatomy stick in my mind. I can’t just look at a image from Gray’s and remember much, but when you present a case where the anatomy plays a role in how things go wrong, it’s a lot easier to recall the how and why of both the pertinent anatomy and the disease. Double-win!
    I’m also a big fan of how you correlate the anatomy to radiologic images, adding in a third field where novices like me can gain experience. As always, thanks for these awesome videos.

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