Ultrasound-guided percutaneous aspiration of adventitial cysts in the occluded popliteal artery – clinical results and MR findings at 5-year follow-up


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Polish Ultrasound Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Ultrasonograficzne)

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Ultrasound-guided percutaneous aspiration of adventitial cysts in the occluded popliteal artery – clinical results and MR findings at 5-year follow-up

Grzegorz Rosiak * / Krzysztof Milczarek / Andrzej Cieszanowski / Olgierd Rowiński

Keywords : popliteal artery, popliteal cyst, peripheral vascular disease

Citation Information : Journal of Ultrasonography. Volume 17, Issue 70, Pages 212-216, DOI: https://doi.org/10.15557/JoU.2017.0031

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Received Date : 09-February-2017 / Accepted: 13-April-2017 / Published Online: 29-September-2017



Cystic adventitial disease is a rare disorder that occurs in peripheral arteries. Calf claudica­tion caused by compression of the popliteal artery is a typical presentation of this disease. This is a report of two cases of occluded popliteal artery decompression by percutaneous ultrasound-guided cyst aspiration. In both cases, decompression of the artery was achieved with a significant decrease in the size of adventitial cysts and restoration of flow. Both pa­tients reported complete resolution of symptoms and no calf pain 5 years after the proce­dure. MR findings and resolution of symptoms in these two patients show the efficacy of percutaneous adventitial cyst aspiration in a 5-year follow-up.

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