Exercise-related transient abdominal pain secondary to median arcuate ligament syndrome: a case report
Journal of Sports Sciences
Coeliac artery; exercise-related transient abdominal pain; median arcuate ligament syndrome; pain; stitch
© 2015 Taylor & Francis. Exercise-related transient abdominal pain is a common entity in young athletes. An uncommon aetiology of this type of pain is median arcuate ligament syndrome. This article details an 18-year-old field hockey player who presented with a 1-year history of exercise-related transient abdominal pain. Despite a trial of preventative strategies, the patient’s pain persisted, prompting surgical intervention. Following a laparoscopic median arcuate ligament release, the patient’s symptoms resolved. Therefore, when exercise-related transient abdominal pain persists despite precautionary measures, median arcuate ligament syndrome should be considered.
Haskins, I., Harr, J., & Brody, F. (2016). Exercise-related transient abdominal pain secondary to median arcuate ligament syndrome: a case report. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 (13). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2015.1106006