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Published online: 2013-12-18
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Adventitial cystic degeneration of the popliteal artery as a seldom cause of lower leg ischemia at a young age

Jerzy Leszczyński, Waldemar Macioch, Tomasz Brzeziński, Maciej Skórski, Olgierd Rowiński, Loretta Grabowska-Derlatka
Acta Angiologica 2013;19(3):128-134.

open access

Vol 19, No 3 (2013)
Case reports
Published online: 2013-12-18

Abstract

The study presents the case of lower limb ischemia due to adventitial cystic degeneration of the popliteal artery in young men. The pathogenesis of this disease is not clear and several theories which explain its origin are present. This seldom disease can be the reason of leg ischemia in young age. The contrast-anhanced computed tomography and duplex sonography play the main role in diagnostics. In advanced stage of disease basic treatment is the vascular bypass with best use of vein bypass.

Abstract

The study presents the case of lower limb ischemia due to adventitial cystic degeneration of the popliteal artery in young men. The pathogenesis of this disease is not clear and several theories which explain its origin are present. This seldom disease can be the reason of leg ischemia in young age. The contrast-anhanced computed tomography and duplex sonography play the main role in diagnostics. In advanced stage of disease basic treatment is the vascular bypass with best use of vein bypass.

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Keywords

adventitial cystic degeneration, popliteal artery, lower leg ischemia

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Title

Adventitial cystic degeneration of the popliteal artery as a seldom cause of lower leg ischemia at a young age

Journal

Acta Angiologica

Issue

Vol 19, No 3 (2013)

Pages

128-134

Published online

2013-12-18

Bibliographic record

Acta Angiologica 2013;19(3):128-134.

Keywords

adventitial cystic degeneration
popliteal artery
lower leg ischemia

Authors

Jerzy Leszczyński
Waldemar Macioch
Tomasz Brzeziński
Maciej Skórski
Olgierd Rowiński
Loretta Grabowska-Derlatka

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