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Adventitial cystic disease of the axillary artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11904819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adventitial cystic disease (ACD) is an extremely rare cause of arterial and venous insufficiency, with only 317 reported cases in the world literature. These lesions have been previously described in the popliteal fossa, external iliac artery, and distal brachial, radial, and ulnar arteries as well as in the proximal saphenous vein at the ankle. We describe here the first reported case of this disease in a proximal vessel, the axillary artery. A 33-year-old man was evaluated for upper extremity arterial insufficiency and was diagnosed with ACD on the basis of physical examination and radiographic findings, which was confirmed by pathological assessment. The patient was treated by excision of the lesion and interposition vein bypass. As this represents the first case of ACD in the proximal vasculature, it demonstrates that these lesions can occur in axial blood vessels.
Eric A Elster; Stanley Hewlett; Damian P DeRienzo; Sean Donovan; Jeff Georgia; Chester C Yavorski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2002-01-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0890-5096     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-25     Completed Date:  2002-10-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, The National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 20889-5600, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery*
Axillary Artery* / radiography,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Cysts / diagnosis*,  surgery*
Saphenous Vein / transplantation
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex

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