Case Report

Popliteal Cystic Adventitial Disease Causing Intermittent Claudication in a Young Athlete: A Case Report

Authors: Paritosh Sharma, MRCS, Nat Padhiar, MSc, PhD, FCPodS, Constantinos Kyriakides, MD, FRCS

Abstract

Cystic adventitial disease (CAD) is a rare condition that usually affects the popliteal artery and presents with symptoms of intermittent claudication in the younger population. Here, we present the case of a young athlete with popliteal cystic adventitial disease and discuss available treatment options.

This content is limited to qualifying members.

Existing members, please login first.

If you have an existing account please login now to access this article or view your purchase options.

Purchase only this article ($15)

Create a free account, then purchase this article to download or access it online for 24 hours.

Purchase an SMJ online subscription ($75)

Create a free account, then purchase a subscription to get complete access to all articles for a full year.

Purchase a membership plan (fees vary)

Premium members can access all articles plus recieve many more benefits. View all membership plans and benefit packages.

References

1.Atkins HJB, Key IA. A case of myxomatous tumor arising in the adventitia of the left external iliac artery. Br J Surg 1947;34:426–427.
 
2.Leu HJ, Largiader J, Odermatt B. Pathogenesis of the so-called cystic adventitial degeneration of peripheral blood vessels. Virchows Arch A Pathol Anat Histopathol 1984;404:289–300.
 
3.Levien LJ, Benn CA. Adventitial cystic disease: a unifying hypothesis. J Vasc Surg 1998;28:193–205.
 
4.Flanigan DP, Burnham SJ, Goodreau JJ, et al. Summary of cases of adventitial cystic disease of the popliteal artery. Ann Surg 1979;189:165–175.
 
5.Pursell R, Torrie EP, Gibson M, et al. Spontaneous and permanent resolution of cystic adventitial disease of the popliteal artery. J R Soc Med 2004;97:77–78.
 
6.McAnespey D, Rosen RC, Cohen JM, et al. Adventitial cystic disease. J Foot Surg 1991;30:160–164.
 
7.Levien LJ, Veller MG. Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome: more common than previously recognized. J Vasc Surg 1999;30:587–598.