Adventitial Cystic Disease of the Popliteal Artery

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chikamori Hospital, Kochi, Japan)

Susumu Ozawa Hiroyuki Irie Terumasa Morita
Adventitial cystic disease of the popliteal artery is a rare condition of uncertain etiology. A 32-year-old sportsman had sudden claudication in the left leg. Arteriography demonstrated smooth narrowing of the left popliteal artery. Treatment consisted of surgical removal of the cyst and patch angioplasty. He had no signs of recurrence at one year after treatment. Now, he enjoys sports again.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 32: 256 -259 (2003)