Monckeberg’s sclerosis is a poorly understood condition associated with . Monckeberg’s sclerosis can coexist with atherosclerotic disease. Carlos Eduardo Barra Couri,1 Geruza Alves da Silva,1 José Antônio Baddini Martinez,1 Mönckeberg’s sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative and apparently .. The current concepts of the pathogenesis of Monckeberg-type arteriosclerosis. Mönckeberg sclerosis (MS) is a calcification of the me- dial layer of . ”Typical morphology of such calcifications in the early stages of the disease is linear de- posits along the . arteries in the absence of atherosclerotic plaque. Mayo Clin.
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Mönckeberg’s sclerosis – is the artery the only target of calcification?
Calcium deposits form in the middle layer of the walls of medium-sized vessels, and these vessels become calcified independently of atherosclerosis. It can easily be seen as an opaque vessel on normal X-rays and purple material on histologic slides Fig.
Involvement of the uterine vessels is very rare. We would like to report the occurrence of this sclerosis in uterine vessels in an utero-vaginal prolapse. She has three children, all delivered vaginally and at home.
She attained menopause at the age of In the beginning, this mass was less and reduced on lying down, but zrteriosclerosis time elapsed, it started to increase and needed manual reduction for urination and defecation. On examination, there was a mass coming out per arterkosclerosis with the presence of keratinization and pigmentation over it. Palpation over the mass showed that it was a procidentia Fig.
Her general condition was good. Other than mild hypertension detected during pre-anesthetic checkup, she had no other complications.
A vaginal hysterectomy with pelvic floor repair was done on December 9, Uterus was small with elongated cervix due to the prolapse. The resected mass was sent for histopathologic examination.
It arteriosclerosus, however, a benign condition as it does not involve the intimal layer of the artery, and the lumen is kept open by the rigid media. It commonly occurs in peripheral arteries of the lower limbs. Involvement of uterine vessel is very rare. The exact etiopathogenesis of this process is yet to be understood. Recent studies, however, have demonstrated that MS is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and peripheral artery obstruction [ 1 ].
Monckeberg’s arteriosclerosis – Wikipedia
The authors thank the Department of Pathology of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences for extending them all the necessary help regarding the histopathologic report and the picture, as well as the OBG staff for their support.
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Received May 21; Accepted Sep Open in a separate window. Acknowledgments The authors thank the Department of Pathology of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences for extending them all the necessary help regarding the histopathologic report and the picture, as well as the OBG staff for their support.
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Monckeberg’s Arteriosclerosis in Uterine Vessels: An Unusual Presentation
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. The current concepts of the pathogenesis of Monckeberg-type arteriosclerosis.