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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Differential diagnoses are mainly given by vasculitis affecting these vessels, among them, polyarteritis nodosa and giant cell arteritis. Differential diagnosis Monckeberg’s sclerosis involving bilateral radial and ulnar arteries. His hands and feet were warm with no evidence of limb ischaemia.

Involvement of uterine vessel is very rare. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

See more Follow us: The left lower limb was painless, hyperemic, with normal femoral pulse and absence of popliteal and distal pulses. There was the formation of an unusual process of arteriosclerosis, different from the traditional atherosclerosis, which, through an anatomopathological study of the amputation piece, proved to arterioxclerosis calcification of Monckeberg’s medial layer.

Acta Diabetol Lat ; Monckeberg, but according to histopathologic studies, it seems to be equally implied. Its diagnosis is difficult, and requires histopathological studies. J Clin Endocrinol Metab ; Connective tissue and its heritable disorders: There have arteriosclerosix no episodes of peripheral ischaemia during this period.


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Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. In face of the difficulties related to this approach, tracheostomy was thought to solve this problem. Biopsies of the sural nerve and adjacent muscle were performed, which were reported as normal.

No lymph nodes were palpable and hoarseness was evident.

Monckeberg’s Arteriosclerosis in Uterine Vessels: An Unusual Presentation

Correspondence artfriosclerosis Dr G Vivek moc. Its clinical significance and cause are not well understood and its relationship to atherosclerosis and other forms of vascular calcification are the subject of disagreement. The concomitant atherosclerotic process involving the intima layer of the femoral arteries explained the intermittent claudication and weak pulses presented by this patient.

Popliteal artery rupture during total knee replacement in a patient with Monckeberg’s sclerosis. Please review artefiosclerosis privacy policy. It is from these data that many authors consider the process as a calciphylaxis or calcinosis that can occur concomitantly with endovascular fibrosis; however, for others, Monckeberg’s sclerosis is an advanced stage of arteriosclerosis without clear evidence to define that it is a completely independent condition.

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Recent studies, however, have demonstrated that MS is a risk monckegerg for cardiovascular disease and peripheral artery obstruction [ 145 ]. Monckeberg’s sclerosis in temporal artery biopsy specimens.

The current concepts of the pathogenesis of Monckeberg-type arteriosclerosis. Manik Bedi, Franci Stavropoulos, and James Ruskin, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, for requesting appropriate imaging studies and providing dental care arterioscperosis the patient. The spirometric study demonstrated mild obstructive airway disease with no responsiveness after bronchodilator test. At admission, the patient was haemodynamically stable.


This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Aortic calcification and the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Monckeberg’s sclerosis is a disease of unknown aetiology characterised by calcification of the media of small-sized and medium-sized arteries 1 first described by Johann Georg Monckeberg in 2 for whom it is eponymously named.

Adv Chronic Kidney Dis, 15pp. The exact etiopathogenesis of this process is yet to be understood. We would like to report the occurrence of this sclerosis in uterine vessels in an utero-vaginal prolapse. 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.

Simple fluoroscopy would suffice for both the radial and lower limb arteries.

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

All authors read and approved the final manuscript. Okuno Y, Sato K. Recent studies, however, have demonstrated that MS is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and peripheral artery obstruction [ 1 ].