Experience with Coeliac Axis Compression SyndromeBr Med J 1970; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5692.342 (Published 07 February 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;1:342
- A. J. Edwards,
- J. D. Hamilton,
- W. D. Nichol,
- G. W. Taylor,
- A. M. Dawson
Seven patients with “coeliac axis compression syndrome” are reported. Five were treated surgically, but only two did well. A survey of 200 healthy adults showed epigastric bruits in 6·5%; only one of these had dyspepsia, though dyspepsia was present in 12·5% overall.
Caution is urged in attributing a causal relationship between coeliac axis compression and pain and in proceeding to arteriography when compression is suspected on clinical grounds.