Fibromuscular dysplasia arteriography

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor-in-Chief:Mohsen Basiri M.D.

Overview

Arteriography remains the gold standard in diagnosis of FMD. Angiography with contrast will show a characteristic "string of beads" morphology in a vessel affected by FMD.

Arteriography

Shown below are examples of fibromuscular dysplasia with the string of beads sign:[1]

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References

  1. Jeffrey W. Olin, Heather L. Gornik, J. Michael Bacharach, Jose Biller, Lawrence J. Fine, Bruce H. Gray, William A. Gray, Rishi Gupta, Naomi M. Hamburg, Barry T. Katzen, Robert A. Lookstein, Alan B. Lumsden, Jane W. Newburger, Tatjana Rundek, C. John Sperati & James C. Stanley (2014). "Fibromuscular dysplasia: state of the science and critical unanswered questions: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association". Circulation. 129 (9): 1048–1078. PMID 24548843. doi:10.1161/01.cir.0000442577.96802.8c. 



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