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Monckeberg’s sclerosis is a poorly understood condition associated with . Monckeberg’s sclerosis can coexist with atherosclerotic disease. Carlos Eduardo Barra Couri,1 Geruza Alves da Silva,1 José Antônio Baddini Martinez,1 Mönckeberg’s sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative and apparently .. The current concepts of the pathogenesis of Monckeberg-type arteriosclerosis. Mönckeberg sclerosis (MS) is a calcification of the me- dial layer of . ”Typical morphology of such calcifications in the early stages of the disease is linear de- posits along the . arteries in the absence of atherosclerotic plaque. Mayo Clin.

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Monckeberg’s Arteriosclerosis in Uterine Vessels: An Unusual Presentation

Accelerated atherosclerotic calcification and Monckeberg’s sclerosis: We conclude that Monckeberg’s sclerosis can coexist with coronary artery disease, and can result in unanticipated difficulty in arterial arteriosclerisis. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis, 15pp. Coronary angiogram revealed triple vessel disease. The resected mass was sent for histopathologic examination. Medial arterial calcification and diabetic neuropathy.

Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. Abstract We report the case of a year-old diabetic man, who was incidentally detected to have extensive calcification in his upper limb arteries, consistent with Monckeberg’s sclerosis. Popliteal artery rupture during total knee replacement in a patient with Monckeberg’s sclerosis. We would like to report the occurrence of this sclerosis in uterine vessels in an utero-vaginal prolapse.

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Support Center Support Center. There are situations in which it is possible to perform anastomoses, avoiding artery clamping. The unusual pattern of calcification with isolated involvement of upper limb arteries and sparing of lower limb arteries is not typical of Monckeberg’s sclerosis, where lower limb arteries show early calcification.

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Prevalence of peripheral arterial disease – results of the Heinz Nixdorf recall study. No intervention was attempted for peripheral arterial calcification as there was no evidence of circulatory insufficiency. However, the risk of triggering even more tissue calcification secondary to tissue damages discouraged the realization of this procedure.


To the best of our knowledge, our report describes the first known case of medial calcification in the facial artery on the panoramic radiograph of a diabetic patient with end-stage renal disease. Vascular calcification is a common consequence of aging and is more frequent in patients with diabetes, dyslipidemia, genetic diseases, and diseases involving disturbances of calcium metabolism.

Radiographic manifestations of Mönckeberg arteriosclerosis in the head and neck region

CS1 German-language sources de Infobox medical condition new. A proper knowledge of radiographic features, however subtle they may be, assists the clinician in following up and further managing the patient, including appropriate referrals.

Cherry hemangioma Halo nevus Spider angioma. The vascular phenotype in Pseudoxanthoma elasticum and related disorders: The aetiology and pathogenesis of Monckeberg’s sclerosis remain unclear. Monckeberg’s sclerosis is a primary disease of the arteries. The calcified vessel appears as a parallel pair of thin, radiopaque lines that may have a straight course or a tortuous path, showing a pattern of blood vessels that looks like railroad tracks.

Treatment of the disease is not well established. Multiple radiopaque entities were also noted in the soft tissue of the neck, more on the left than on the right, consistent with a diagnosis of carotid atherosclerosis Figs.

Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol, 52pp. The authors declare they do not have any conflict of interest. TelFaxude.

Monckeberg’s Arteriosclerosis in Uterine Vessels: An Unusual Presentation

Axial slices in which diffuse hyperdense lesions compatible with calcium deposits are visualized at the level of the abdominal aorta and its branches.

Typically calcification is observed in the arteries of the upper and lower limb although it has been seen in numerous other medium size arteries. Received May 21; Accepted Sep Medial localization of mineralization-regulating proteins in association with Monckeberg’s sclerosis: Medial vascular calcification revisited: Pathogenesis and clinical significance of Monckeberg medial calcinosis. We conclude that, in cases of patients with peripheral obstructive arterial disease with undefined etiology and absence of traditional risk factors, it should be remembered that calcification of Monckeberg’s medial layer, despite being rare, can be the cause of peripheral vasculopathy.


Medial artery calcification can lead to vascular stiffness, resulting in increased vascular resistance, reduced compliance of the artery, and an inability to properly vasodilate in the setting of increased stress. There was no abnormality in the right ventricle. Her general condition was good. It commonly occurs in peripheral arteries of the lower limbs where it is seen as “rail tracking” on incidental plain radiographs[ 18 ]. Published online Dec Rheumatoid factor was nonreagent, antinuclear factor was nonreagent, cryoglobulins were negative, anticardiolipin antibodies IgM and IgG were negative, anticytoplasm antibody was nonreagent, serology for syphilis was negative and serologies for hepatites B and C were negative.

Although one can argue about the possible role of upper airway obstruction in intensifying the local deposition of calcium in the soft tissue of the pharynx, the diagnosis of MS was well documented in this case. The explored arteries were much affected by a process of wall calcification, eliminating any possibility of revascularization. Aortoiliac occlusive disease Degos disease Erythromelalgia Fibromuscular dysplasia Raynaud’s phenomenon. Vascular ossification-calcification in metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and calciphylaxis-calcific uremic arteriolopathy: Discussion Calcification of Monckeberg’s medial layer is more prevalent in people older than 50 years and in males.

Arterial intima and media calcification: Differentiation of multipotent vascular stem cells contributes to vascular diseases. The second theory proposes that the calcification is a consequence of metabolic changes due to necrobiotic lesion of the vessel wall.