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The primary cause of abdominal angina is insufficient blood flow to meet mesenteric visceral demands, especially after meals.


Common Causes


  • Dunbar Syndrome, Celiac artery compression syndrome, Median arcuate ligament syndrome[2][3]
  • Cancer of Papilla of Vater[4]
  • Takayasu arteritis[5]


  1. Walker TG (September 2009). "Mesenteric ischemia". Semin Intervent Radiol. 26 (3): 175–83. doi:10.1055/s-0029-1225662. PMC 3036494. PMID 21326562.
  2. Santos Seoane SM, Izquierdo Romero M, Fernández Pantiga A, García Antuña E (May 2019). "Median arcuate ligament syndrome as a cause of intestinal angina". Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 111 (5): 397. doi:10.17235/reed.2019.5940/2018. PMID 30859839.
  3. Veerbhadran S, Sambhasivan SS, Krishnan JT (July 2019). "Dunbar syndrome-a reappraisal". Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 35 (3): 496–498. doi:10.1007/s12055-018-00780-0. PMC 7525628 Check |pmc= value (help). PMID 33061036 Check |pmid= value (help).
  4. Biolato M, Gabrieli ML, Parente A, Racco S, Costantini M, Bonomo L, Rapaccini GL, Gasbarrini G, Grieco A (December 2009). "Abdominal angina due to recurrence of cancer of the papilla of Vater: a case report". J Med Case Rep. 3: 9314. doi:10.1186/1752-1947-3-9314. PMC 2803837.
  5. Chaudhary SC, Gupta A, Himanshu D, Verma SP, Khanna R, Gupta DK (May 2011). "Abdominal angina: an unusual presentation of Takayasu's arteritis". BMJ Case Rep. 2011. doi:10.1136/bcr.02.2011.3900. PMC 3094785. PMID 22696728.