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South African Journal of Sports Medicine

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Incidental intima-media wall changes in the lower-limb arteries: a case series in habitual distance runners

B Roos, W Derman

Abstract


This case series describes the observed presence of echogenic circular “beads” identified by high-resolution ultrasound imaging in the peripheral arterial walls of the lower limbs of three vascularly asymptomatic runners. The aetiology, mechanisms and clinical implications of these observations remain uncertain.

Keywords: ultrasound, calcification, beads, endurance runners, arterial wall




http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2078-516x/2016/v28i1a689
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