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Superior mesenteric artery compression syndrome

A 20-year-old male with acute lymphoblastic leukemia presented with fever, nausea and abdominal pain. A review of systems revealed recent weight loss with a further 8-kg weight loss during the current admission.



A 5-year-old boy with no significant past medical history presented to the emergency department with abdominal distention and pain. A laboratory evaluation showed elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH, 447 U/L] and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP, 6690 ng/mL].


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