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Diagnosis of Fibromuscular Dysplasia

Fibromuscular dysplasia - no screening program available

Heather L. Gornik, MD, MHS, Director Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, discusses diagnosing fibromuscular dysplasia, which is usually clinically suspected by a physician and then investigated depending on the location of the pathology. Contrast invasive arteriography is the gold standard investigation for FMD.

Summary:
Fibromuscular dysplasia is not diagnosed by one screening test, and angiography is the gold standard as duplex ultrasound, CAT scan and MRI can all miss FMD in the abdomen or cervical vessels.

For more information, please visit www.fmdsa.org.

References and Resources:
Ministro A, Cunha E Sá D, Evangelista A, Damião A, Fernandes A, Dinis da Gama A. Fibromuscular dysplasia of the brachial artery, an unusual cause of upper extremities ischemia. A case report and review of the literature. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc. 2008 October-December;15(4):223-231
Hobbs DJ, Barletta GM, Mowry JA, Bunchman TE. Renovascular hypertension and intrarenal artery aneurysms in a preschool child.

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