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Mid-aortic syndrome: a rare cause of recurrent abdominal pain


Yubbu, Putri and Abdul Latiff, Haifa and Sing, Alan (2016) Mid-aortic syndrome: a rare cause of recurrent abdominal pain. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 12 (2). pp. 56-58. ISSN 1675-8544


Mid-aortic syndrome (MAS) is a rare clinical entity that is characterized by coarctation involving the distal thoracic and/or abdominal aorta and its major branches accounting for 0.5–2% of all cases of coarctation of the aorta (1). Renovascular hypertension can be a significant sequelae - it is the main symptomatic presentation of this disease among children and adolescents. We describe a 9-year-old girl who presents with recurrent abdominal pain and symptomatic hypertension. Due to significant left ventricular systolic dysfunction and uncontrolled hypertension, percutaneous balloon angioplasty was performed to treat the coarctation. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of MAS in Malaysia. This case report highlights the clinical presentation, the role of computed tomography angiogram (CTA) in the diagnosis and current options in the management of MAS.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Mid-aortic syndrome, Recurrent abdominal pain, Balloon dilatation angioplasty, Hypertension, CT angiogram
Depositing User: Ms. Ainur Aqidah Hamzah
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2022 04:12
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2022 04:12
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/53285
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