0.013% Is Not Too Few To Save (Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome). Please help spread awareness of SMAS because early diagnosis is key! Watch the video, comment & share to bring SMAS to CNN's attention.
This is all about saving my 19 year old nieces life. She's been diagnosed with a rare and life threatening condition known as SMA (Superior Mesenteric Artery syndrom). She requires surgery to correct it and save her life.
Nutcracker syndrome (NCS) results most commonly from the compression of the left renal vein between the abdominal aorta (AA) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA), although other variants exist. There is a wide spectrum of clinical presentations and diagnostic criteria are not well defined, which frequently results in delayed or incorrect diagnosis.