• Abdominal Aorta
  • This rare, potentially life-threatening syndrome is typically caused by an angle of 6°-25° between the abdominal aorta and the SMA, in comparison to the normal range of 38°-56°, due to a lack of retroperitoneal and visceral fat (mesenteric fat). (healthncare.info)
  • The superior mesenteric artery (SMA) arises from the anterior surface of the abdominal aorta, just inferior to the origin of the celiac trunk, and supplies the intestine from the lower part of the duodenum through two-thirds of the transverse colon, as well as the pancreas. (healthncare.info)