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Cystic Adventitial Disease in Former Athlete

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Cystic Adventitial Disease in Former Athlete

Nikola Fatic et al. Open Access Maced J Med Sci.

Abstract

In this paper we present a 39-year old former athlete complaining with pain in his legs during long walk resembling to intermittent claudication. Color duplex scan described a popliteal artery with 10 mm in diameter with mural thrombus that caused stenosis 75% of lumen. Digital subtraction angiography demonstrated a stenosis of right popliteal artery. The suspicion for Cystic adventitial disease was set. The patient was operated on by posterior direct approach. After incision, a yellowish viscous material was observed in adventitia. Partial resection of the affected popliteal artery and replacement by an autogenous great saphenous vein graft was performed. Patient was dismissed on the seventh postoperative day, in good condition and without any complication. Cystic adventitial disease of the popliteal artery should be considered in the differential diagnosis of intermittent claudication, especially in former sportsmen patients. Partial resection of the affected popliteal artery and replacement by an autogenous great saphenous vain graft produces excellent results.

Keywords: cystic adventitial disease; intermittent claudication; popliteal artery.

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Figure 1
Digital subtraction angiography of popliteal artery.
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Digital subtraction angiography of popliteal artery with cystic adventitial disease in focus.
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Intraoperative finding of cystic adventitial disease.

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