PALS (Patient Airlift Services)
Patient AirLift Services (PALS) arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up, for compassionate assistance, for military personnel/family requests through the PALS for Patriots Program, or for humanitarian purposes through the PALS Sky Hope Disaster Relief Program.

SMAS Information Flyer

Please click the link to open and print the brochure
SMAS Brochure

The following links contain helpful information relating to SMAS:

Overview of SMAS – Also states about upper Barium study:

Case Study of SMAS:

Image of normal vs SMAS:

Office of Rare Diseases Research Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Infrarenal Transposition of  the Superior Mesenteric Artery: A new approach in the surgical therapy for Wilkie syndrome – Journal of Vasc. Surg

Duodenal Derotation As an Effective Treatment of Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: A Thirty-Three Year Experience

Optimal Duration of Medical Treatment in Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome in Children

This research article would be good to download and take along with you to doctor appointments to share with your doctor if you are not getting the care that you need. It describes the tests that diagnose SMAS, treatment approach, and reason to act quickly. SMASyndromePaper

For those with SMAS here is a great support group:

If the link did not work search SMAS Warriors Support Group. This is for those with SMAS ONLY