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