International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Call for Papers | Open Access | Double Blind Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064

Downloads: 53 | Views: 66

Case Studies | Medicine | India | Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021

Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) - A Complex Curable Entity

Dr. Shweta Khopde [2] | Dr. T Sankalecha | Dr. M Kirloskar [2] | Dr. N Chafekar [2]

Abstract: Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) also known as celiac artery compression syndrome, or Dunbar syndrome is a rare condition characterized abdominal pain attributed to compression of the celiac artery and the celiac ganglia by the median arcuate ligament. The abdominal pain may be associated with meals, weight loss or abdominal bruit heard by clinician. MALS is diagnosis of exclusion as a healthy individual may have some degree of celiac compression. Screening for MALS is done with Ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) angiography. Here we present a patient who came to OPD with complaints of pain in abdomen increasing post meal, was found to have raised Blood pressure in right arm sitting postion, where as it was a different reading in another arm. After investigations, in CT Aortogram suggestive of focal constrictions in the descending thoracic aorta along with focal narrowing noted at the origin of celiac axis due to mass effect caused by median arcuate ligament – MALS.

Keywords: Median arcuate ligament syndrome, MALS, celiac artery compression syndrome, Dunbar syndrome, characterized abdominal pain, celiac artery

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021,

Pages: 158 - 159

How to Download this Article?

Type Your Email Address below to Download the Article PDF

How to Cite this Article?

Dr. Shweta Khopde, Dr. T Sankalecha, Dr. M Kirloskar, Dr. N Chafekar, "Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) - A Complex Curable Entity", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021, pp. 158-159,

Similar Articles with Keyword 'MALS'

Downloads: 0

Dissertation Chapters, Medicine, India, Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022

Pages: 975 - 978

The Study of Hepatoprotective Activity in Alli Chooranam (Nymphea nouchali burm.f)

Janani Syamaroopa Jnanathapaswini [2]

Share this Article

Downloads: 1

Research Paper, Medicine, Spain, Volume 10 Issue 10, October 2021

Pages: 1241 - 1246

The Hyperbolic Vision in Humans and Other Animals

Jesus M. Gonzalez-Gonzalez [9]

Share this Article