Saturday, December 12, 2015

Possible familial presentation in two siblings with carotid fibromuscular dysplasia.

Authors: Topal H, Lemmens R, Fourneau I Abstract Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a nonatherosclerotic, noninflammatory vascular disease which can affect the cervical, renal and visceral arteries. Here we report on two sisters diagnosed with carotid FMD at the same age, presenting with similar symptoms of pulsating tinnitus. The familial presentation of this rare disorder attracted our attention and was suggestive of a genetic etiology. Conservative treatment with aspirin was initiated. Carotid FMD is a rare disorder of which the exact pathophysiology is not known. A review of the literature on the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management is presented. In addition possible etiological factors and the genetic nature of the disease are discussed. PMID: 26021798 [PubMed - …

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