Segmental arterial mediolysis: a systematic review of 85 cases.

  title={Segmental arterial mediolysis: a systematic review of 85 cases.},
  author={Michael E Shenouda and Celia V. Riga and Yaser Naji and Sophie Renton},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  volume={28 1},
BACKGROUND Segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) is a nonatherosclerotic, noninflammatory arteriopathy of unknown etiology with life-threatening manifestations. With advances in endovascular techniques, SAM is increasingly being managed without the need for major surgery. METHODS A systematic review of the literature published on SAM between 1976 and 2012 was performed, focusing on arterial involvement, diagnostic imaging modalities, mortality and morbidity rates, and in particular treatment… CONTINUE READING


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