Segmental arterial mediolysis with accompanying venous angiopathy: a clinical pathologic review, report of 3 new cases, and comments on the role of endothelin-1 in its pathogenesis.

@article{Slavin2007SegmentalAM,
  title={Segmental arterial mediolysis with accompanying venous angiopathy: a clinical pathologic review, report of 3 new cases, and comments on the role of endothelin-1 in its pathogenesis.},
  author={Richard E. Slavin and Kiyoshi Inada},
  journal={International journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          121-34
        }
}
The authors review 20 cases of segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) including 3 newly reported cases. SAM developed in areas of vascular distention in 2 of the latter cases: 1 in utero in the heart of a recipient of a twin transfusion syndrome and the other in the jejunum secondary to partial venous obstruction. In the third case, it occurred in a patient with Raynaud disease. Characterizing SAM are injurious and reparative lesions that occur in the media and/or at the adventitial medial… CONTINUE READING

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