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 sclerosis is a rare and low prevalence disease of unknown cause in which small and medium size arteries suffer calcification of the middle layer, leading to a reduction in caliber. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 89pp. In general, the clinical repercussion is scarce because the reduction of the lumen is minimal, unless it is overlapped with a process of atherosclerosis, where the clinical manifestations become more evident and serious.

There have been no episodes of peripheral ischaemia during this period. Acknowledgments The authors thank the Department of Pathology of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences for extending them all the necessary help regarding the histopathologic report and the picture, as well as the OBG staff for their support. Monckeberg’s calciphylaxis with necrosis of the glans penis: This condition occurs as an age-related degenerative process.

Mönckeberg medial calcific sclerosis | Radiology Reference Article |

Diabetes Care, 17pp. The authors declare that no experiments were performed on humans or animals for this study. This is usually an incidental finding during lower limb radiographic examination, although involvement of renal and coronary vessels has been described [ 3 ]. Medial artery monckeverg 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.


Monckeberg’s arteriosclerosis

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Our patient showed no symptoms or signs of arterial insufficiency, presenting a clinical picture similar to the classical description of Monckeberg’s sclerosis.

Below is reported the case of a patient with multiple complications of Monckeberg’s sclerosis, which simulates a vasculitis of medium-sized vessels, and a literature review is carried out. Circ Res,pp.

A phlebolith in the anterior portion of the masseter muscle. Also, there was an eccentrical left ventricular hypertrophy, severe mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. Transverse slices of CT showing multiple coarse calcifications scattered by oropharynx Ahypopharynx B and larynx C.

Medial vascular calcification revisited: The authors thank the Department of Pathology of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences for extending them all the necessary help regarding the histopathologic report and the picture, as well as the OBG staff for their support. Calcifications, arterial stiffness and atherosclerosis.

Monckeberg’s Arteriosclerosis in Uterine Vessels: An Unusual Presentation

Other than mild hypertension detected during pre-anesthetic checkup, she had no other complications. Monfkeberg J Oral Maxillofac Surg. The above suggests that Monckeberg’s sclerosis could be the manifestation of a vascular compromise mediated by immunological genetic and inflammatory alterations that complement a known disease such as atherosclerosis, since at the vascular level it can occur with calcification of the intima layer and this can be associated with atherosclerotic plaques, which result from the accumulation of modified lipids, proinflammatory cytokines and cell apoptosis, compromising the blood flow.


TelFaxude. Arch Pathol Lab Med,pp. Additionally, our patient presented low bone mineral density, and this finding supports recent evidences showing association between arterial calcification and osteoporosis[ 1415 ].

The arterial system did not present conditions for clamping, arteriotomy or revascularization. The final diagnosis was calcification of Monckeberg’s medial layer. Her general condition was good. Virchows Arch Pathol Anat. Although it is important to rule out atherosclerotic disease in all patients with Monckeberg’s sclerosis, it arteriosclerosjs equally important to rule out medial calcification in patients planned for percutaneous angiography and intervention.

Contribution of bone and mineral abnormalities to cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Inflammation Arteritis Monckebberg Buerger’s disease. Extensive tortuous railroad track-type calcification in the facial artery is noted in the soft tissue of the neck and cheek bilaterally arrows. Our case also highlights the difficulty of arterial access for diagnostic or interventional procedures in patients with Monckeberg’s sclerosis.

Radiographic manifestations of Mönckeberg arteriosclerosis in the head and neck region

All the contents of arterioslcerosis journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Incidentally detected Monckeberg’s sclerosis in a diabetic with coronary artery dee.

The femoral arteries appeared to be thickened and pulses were frail although there were no signs of acute limb ischemia. 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.