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Isolated external iliac artery aneurysm secondary to cystic medial necrosis


The computed tomographic and angiographic findings of an isolated external iliac artery aneurysm secondary to cystic medial necrosis in a patient without Marfan's disease are demonstrated. A review of the differential diagnosis and surgical treatment of iliac artery aneurysms is presented. The dramatic surgical sequelae in this patient underscore the importance of preoperative consideration of this rare diagnosis.

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Crivello, M.S., Porter, D.H., Kim, D. et al. Isolated external iliac artery aneurysm secondary to cystic medial necrosis. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 9, 139–141 (1986).

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  • Artery, external iliac
  • Aneurysm
  • Angiography
  • Computed tomography
  • Cystic medial necrosis