Angiomegaly and arterial aneurysms

D'Andrea, Vito and Cantisani, Vito and Catania, Antonio and Todini, Anna Rita and Stio, Francesco and Di Matteo, Filippo Maria and Di Marco, Carlo and Di Certo, M. and Guaitoli, E. and De Antoni, Enrico (2010) Angiomegaly and arterial aneurysms. Il giornale di chirurgia, 31 (10). pp. 429-432. ISSN 1971-145X

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Angiomegaly is characterized by an alteration in the elastic component of arterial and venous vessels determining their elongation and tortuousness. This involves an increased risk of thromboembolism and aneurysmal degeneration in affected subjects, even if they have been asymptomatic for a long time. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the correlation between angiomegaly and aneurysmal disease. A total of 163 patients suffering from a peripheral arterial aneurysm were included, 74 of these with an iliac aneurysm, 41 with a femoral aneurysm and 48 suffering from popliteal aneurysm. All patients were examined by color Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) and angio-CT with contrast medium. Eighteen cases of arteriomegaly were diagnosed, and the prevalence in the examined population was 11%. This study demonstrates the close association existing between aneurysms in peripheral arteries and arteriomegaly. Peripheral arterial aneurysms in association with arteriomegaly involve an increased risk of complications like thrombosis, embolism and rupture. The showed familiarity in the arteriomegaly incidence leads to predisposition of screening programs, using CDU, among relatives of patients affected by arteriomegaly and/or peripheral arterial aneurysms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aneurismi arteriosi - Angiomegalia - Arteriomegalia - Trombosi - Embolia - Rottura
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 15:48
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 15:48

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