An unusual case of upper intestinal obstruction: Wilkie’s syndrome
A.Pedico¹, L. Dipasquale¹, I. Patisso¹, M. Sciacovelli¹, R. Canestrale¹, S. Siena¹, A. Marseglia², M. R. Pastore², M. C. Sacco², M. Pettoello Mantovani¹ ²
¹Scuola di Specializzazione in Pediatria, Università degli Studi di Foggia ²U.O.C. Clinica Pediatrica, IRCCS, Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG)
We admitted a seventeen-years-old boy with a history of post-prandial abdominal pain for five years, relieved by self-induced or spontaneous vomiting. He also presented significant weight loss in the last year. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and barium X-Ray findings were normal. CT angio scan image revealed a reduced aortomesenteric angle and a diagnosis of “Wilkie’s syndrome” was made.