Segmental arterial mediolysis with string of beads sign

Case contributed by Dr Thomas Snow


Sudden abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Abdominal CT angiogram

CT angiography shows alternating stenoses and aneurysms of the middle colic artery, the ‘string-of-beads’ sign, surrounded by mesenteric haemorrhage.

Case Discussion

Typical presentation and angiographic appearance of segmental arterial mediolysis with string of beads sign

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Case information

rID: 30330
Published: 3rd Aug 2014
Last edited: 28th Sep 2015
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