Mohamed H, Mohamed SN, Omar HE and Abdelkader B
The superior mesenteric artery syndrome following ileal pouch-anal anastomosis after total proctocolectomy is extremely exceptional; a few cases are reported in literature. We report a new case of duodenal compression syndrome by the superior mesenteric artery following a total proctocolectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for familial adenomatous polyposis. The diagnosis was made four days postoperatory by a persistent vomiting and documented by superior digestive tract occlusion showed on computed tomography scan. We attempted a medical treatment that was efficient. The early outcome was good.