Publication/Presentation Date

8-1-2012

Abstract

Median arcuate ligament syndrome results from external compression of the celiac axis by attachments of the diaphragmatic crura. It has been treated with open or laparoscopic surgical decompression of the celiac axis with neurolysis. We describe our initial experience treating three patients using a robotic-assisted technique with median arcuate ligament release and celiac neurolysis. Average operative time was 2.2 hours. No intraoperative complications occurred. At an average of 11 months postoperative (14, 11, and 8 months), two patients continue with resolution of preoperative symptoms. Our experience affirms that further study using the robotic approach appears warranted.

Volume

56

Issue

2

First Page

500

Last Page

503

ISSN

1097-6809

Disciplines

Surgery

PubMedID

22726754

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article

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Surgery Commons

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