Superior mesenteric artery syndrome in acute traumatic paraplegia

A. Ohry, M. Perlmutter

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Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (cast syndrome, Wilkie's disease) following acute traumatic paraplegia is described. The syndrome developed during the immobilization period, 10 days after the injury. Nausea, swelling of the abdominal wall and ileus were the presenting symptoms. Removal of the cushion under the back relieved all the symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-347+375
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


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