Serial ct imaging of rapid progression and spontaneous regression of multiple arterial abnormalities in a patient with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Danielle M. Chan, Thomas Casciani, Sabah Butty

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Abstract

This case illustrates the rapid progression of multiple arterial abnormalities in a patient with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), through serial imaging with computed tomography (CT) over a 2-week time period. A right renal artery aneurysm required emergent intervention, whereas other renal and hepatic artery aneurysms were conservatively managed. A CT scan 16 months later showed regression of hepatic artery aneurysms and mild interval enlargement of a left renal artery aneurysm. This case emphasizes the variable outcomes and unpredictable nature of arterial complications in vascular EDS. To our knowledge, it is also first to demonstrate spontaneous regression of arterial aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-280
Number of pages7
JournalVascular Disease Management
Volume11
Issue number11
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • aneurysm repair
  • computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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