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Pancreas Normal Anatmoy: Transverse scan in which are visible the gastroduodenal artery (open arrow) anterior to the neck of the pancreas and the common bile duct (thin white arrow) in the posterior aspect of the head of the pancreas. The duct should not exceed 10 mm in internal diameter at this level. Large arrowheads = body of pancreas; st = stomach; small arrowhead = take-off of superior mesenteric artery; a = aorta; v = inferior vena cava
SMA – superior mesenteric artery, CA – celiac artery, K – kink in the aorta, RA – renal arteries, AA – abdominal aorta, IVC – inferior vena cava, LRV- left renal vein, RK – right kidney, LK – left kidney, LTA – left testicular artery, LU – left ureter, IMA – inferior mesenteric artery, ARA – accessory renal artery.
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a very rare, life-threatening gastro-vascular disorder characterized by a compression of the third portion of the duodenum by the abdominal aorta (AA) and the overlying superior mesenteric artery.