Case Report
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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 7, 2024; 30(5): 499-508
Published online Feb 7, 2024. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v30.i5.499
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Figure 7 Superior mesenteric artery-aorta distance in four body positions in eight individuals. A: Distance change of superior mesenteric artery-aorta (SMA-Ao) from the baseline position (supine position). Dots indicate individual results. Bars indicate median with interquartile range; B: Fourteen individuals included five cases of superior mesenteric artery syndrome and nine healthy controls (age, sex, and absolute distance of SMA-Ao mm). The absolute distance of SMA-Ao (mm) in thirteen individuals were shown in each position. The SMA-Ao distances were measured by ultrasonography. If it was difficult to detect the duodenum, the subjects ingested 200 mL of water which is a modified method of drinking-ultrasonography test. Statistical analysis was performed by GraphPad Prism version 10.0.2 with Dunn’s multiple comparisons tests with ANOVA. 1Indicates the present case. aP < 0.01. The heat map indicates the best and worst positions of the SMA-Ao distance in each individual. SMA: Superior mesenteric artery; Ao: Aorta; SMAS: Superior mesenteric artery syndrome.