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KAUFFMAN, Paulo et al. Cystic adventitial disease of the popliteal artery: an infrequent cause of intermittent claudication. Einstein (São Paulo) [online]. 2014, vol.12, n.3, pp.358-360.  Epub Aug 21, 2014. ISSN 2317-6385.

Intermittent claudication is frequently associated with atherosclerotic disease, but differential diagnosis must be sought in patients with no traditional risk factors. Cystic adventitial disease, of unknown etiology, most frequently affects the popliteal artery, and occasionally presents as intermittent claudication. We report a case of this disease and the surgical treatment, and discuss some aspects related to etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

Keywords : Adventitia; Diagnosis; differential; Intermittent claudication; Popliteal artery; Case reports.

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