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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Radiographic manifestations of Mönckeberg arteriosclerosis in the head and neck region

Coronary angiography was attempted through a radial route after confirming patency of the palmar arch with modified Allen’s test. The coexistence of ischaemic heart disease and diabetes—a known risk factor of atherosclerosis, however, raised important questions about the aetiology of calcification. Other than mild hypertension detected during pre-anesthetic checkup, she had no other atteriosclerosis.

He reported only treatments with bandages monckeber months ago, with no resolution of the lesions. Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso.

She entered a hospital of third level of complexity in the city of Medellin, Colombia, after 6 months of alteration of the sensitivity of the 4 extremities, Raynaud’s phenomenon, weight loss and abdominal pain, with subjective fever prior to admission.

Monckeberg’s arteriosclerosis as a cause of lower limb critical ischemia: case report

No lymph nodes were palpable and hoarseness was evident. Although it is important to rule out atherosclerotic disease in all patients with Monckeberg’s sclerosis, it is equally important to rule out medial calcification in patients planned for percutaneous angiography artegiosclerosis intervention.


The frequency of upper limb predominant Monckeberg’s sclerosis is therefore unclear. Further studies of the etiopathogenesis of this disease are needed. There is a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations, all derived from the vascular occlusion which is generated and that includes coronary vessels, the aorta and its branches, with special emphasis on peripheral vessels.

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.

Some rheumatic conditions, such as polyarteritis nodosa and giant cell arteritis may mimic this process. Chest X-ray revealed mild enlargement of cardiac area associated with ectasic thoracic aorta; pulmonary aspects were normal.

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So, with aarteriosclerosis aim of stopping further vascular and soft tissue calcification, intravenous dissodic pamidronate was administred 60 mg IV diluted in mL of saline solution once a day for 1 day.

Acknowledgements We thank Mrs. Discussion Calcifications may occur in several locations in the cardiovascular system, including the intima and media of vessels. This type of calcification is most common in diabetics. Cardiovasc Diabetol, 4pp.

Pre-publication history The pre-publication history for this paper can be accessed here: Coronary-artery calcification in young adults with end-stage renal disease who are undergoing dialysis.


The second theory proposes that the calcification is a consequence of metabolic changes due to necrobiotic lesion of the vessel wall.

Mönckeberg’s sclerosis – is the artery the only target of calcification?

Show more Show less. The arterial system did not present conditions for clamping, arteriotomy or revascularization. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. The current concepts of the pathogenesis of Monckeberg-type arteriosclerosis.

Radiographic manifestations of Mönckeberg arteriosclerosis in the head and neck region

Diabetes mellitus and vascular calcification. Direct laryngoscopic examination shows exophytic calcic deposits in the left pyriform sinus arrow. We stress that Monckeberg’s arteriosclerosis does not avoid the process of revascularization in all cases.

Calcic involvement of soft tissues has never been described in MS patients. Rheumatol Int, 30pp. Rua Estela,bloco E, conj. Multiple radiopaque entities were also noted in the arteriosclerozis tissue of the neck, more on the left than on the right, consistent with a diagnosis of carotid atherosclerosis Figs. We conclude that Monckeberg’s sclerosis arteriosclerosus coexist with coronary artery disease, and can result in unanticipated difficulty in arterial catheterisation.

Medial vascular calcification revisited: Monckeberg’s arteriosclerosis can be a rare cause of severe lower limb ischemia.

Medial localization of mineralization-regulating proteins in association with Monckeberg’s sclerosis: All authors read and approved the final manuscript.