Cystic adventitial disease of the popliteal artery


Cystic adventitial disease is a rare vascular condition with rapidly progressing claudication like symptoms.

A collection of mucinous material can be seen within the adventitial wall of the affected vessel.

This case nicely illustrates a tubular connection between the politeal ganglion cysts and the cystic adventitia, as suspected cause for the degeneration of the popliteal artery.