Podcast #374: Iliac Artery Endofibrosis
Release Date: 09/04/2018
Author: Sue Chilton, MD
- An unusual cause of leg pain that can mimic sciatica/claudication
- Predominantly occurring in high endurance athletes, particularly cyclists and runners
- More common in men
- Check supine ABIs 1 minute after activity in the ED: a value < 0.5 is 80% sensitive
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Peach G, Schep G, Palfreeman R, Beard JD, Thompson MM, Hinchliffe RJ. Endofibrosis and kinking of the iliac arteries in athletes: a systematic review. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2012;43(2):208–17.