cystic medial necrosis

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cys·tic me·di·al ne·cro·sis

loss of elastic and muscle fibers in the aortic media, with accumulation of mucopolysaccharide, sometimes in cystlike spaces between the fibers; a disease of unknown cause, which may be inherited and predisposes to dissecting aneurysms.


Jakob, Austrian physician, 1874-1937.
Erdheim disease - a disease of unknown cause that may be inherited and that predisposes to dissecting aneurysms. Synonym(s): cystic medial necrosis
Erdheim syndrome - acromegaly causing cervical stiffening and often associated with clavicular hypertrophy. Synonym(s): Scaglietti-Dagnini syndrome
Erdheim tumor - a suprasellar neoplasm, usually cystic, that develops from the nests of epithelium derived from Rathke pouch. Synonym(s): craniopharyngioma
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The aorta possesses histologically evident cystic medial necrosis making it vulnerable to dissection.
Cystic medial necrosis, intimal tear, and angiomatosis are some of the infrequent, associated microscopic findings.
commented that delayed aortic dissection after cardiac surgery was not related to technical operative errors or clamp injury, but to cystic medial necrosis or hypertension.
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These studies detail numerous cases of aortic aneurysm, dissection, or rupture in nonpregnant patients and note that some share histopathologic features, such as cystic medial necrosis, with Marfan syndrome patients (Pediatrics 102[1]:e12, 1998).
systemic hypertension, cystic medial necrosis of aorta or aortic dissection.
Enlargement of aortic knob though not perfectly case-sensitive but still it gives first hand indication of certain diseases like long standing cases of systemic hypertension, atherosclerosis, cystic medial necrosis of aorta, aortic dissection etc.
Spontaneous dissection of three major coronary arteries subsequent to cystic medial necrosis.