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Superior Mesenteric
Artery Syndrome

An illness not too rare to care

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What Is Superior Mesenteric

Artery Syndrome?

A digestive condition

Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (SMAS) is a digestive condition that occurs when the duodenum (first part of the small intestines) is compressed between the aorta artery and the mesenteric artery, causing a blockage in the intestines.

compression

The compression causes partial to complete blockage in the duodenum, therefore, the patient can no longer eat and digest food. First complications are malnutrition, weight loss and starvation.

One-in-three

SMAS is only a one-in-three survival rate. Approximately .03-.013% of the population has been diagnosed with the disease, and of those 33% are diagnosed at autopsy.

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Our
Mission

Promoting awareness

Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (SMAS) is a digestive condition that occurs when the duodenum (first part of the small intestines) is compressed between the aorta artery and the mesenteric artery.

Research & development

Research and Development is diligently working towards discovering the root cause and finding logical & ethical treatments for the condition.

Pursue funding

SMAS Foundation will relentlessly pursue the funding necessary to achieve our mission through merchant sales, fundraisers, grants, as well as public and private donations.

Our
Mission

Promoting awareness

Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (SMAS) is a digestive condition that occurs when the duodenum (first part of the small intestines) is compressed between the aorta artery and the mesenteric artery.

Research & development

Research and Development is diligently working towards discovering the root cause and finding logical & ethical treatments for the condition.

Pursue funding

SMAS Foundation will relentlessly pursue the funding necessary to achieve our mission through merchant sales, fundraisers, grants, as well as public and private donations.

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