Case report: Cystic adventitial disease of the external iliac artery with imaging features of a complicating proximal dissection

R. B. Dharmaraj, J. Griffin, A. Ramanathan, T. Buckenham

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Introduction: Cystic adventitial disease (CAD) is a rare cause of claudication. We report a case of CAD involving the external iliac artery, with possible cyst rupture intramurally causing significant long segment stenosis of the external iliac artery. Case report: A 52-year-old female presented with sudden onset (over 1 day) lifestyle-limiting claudication affecting the left calf and thigh. CT angiography of the lower limbs revealed an eccentric low density wall thickening of the left external iliac artery (EIA) producing a 70% stenosis and a cystic lesion just distal to the stenosis. Discussion: A diagnosis of cystic adventitial disease was made and the patient proceeded to iliofemoral bypass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e36-e38
Number of pages3
JournalEJVES Extra
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Cyst rupture
  • Cystic adventitial disease
  • External iliac artery

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