Autonomic Nervous System and MALS?
Below is a link to the long list of symptoms that a person gets from one of many potential pathogens in the body. http://www.anapsid.org List 1
We did not put this list together but it is eye opening. Could MALS pain, actually be a symptom of the Autonomic Nervous System being enflamed? This is something that may be worth while looking into prior to agreeing to a surgery in such close location of the aorta. Did you know a trauma such as a car accident, child birth or even a emotional trauma such as the loss of a loved one can cause a inflammation response which can also lead to a weakened immune system? These are all things to learn about and ask your doctor about when considering MALS surgery.
This link is to many common co-infections of the previous link and if you look at these two lists as a whole, there is potentially a link or explanation for MALS pain caused by pathogens or potentially even the antibodies present. http://www.anapsid.org List 2
If this helps one child or adult negate surgery, find the correct diagnosis and solution, the information was well served. Be happy and healthy!