Peripheral arterial involvement in neurofibromatosis type 1: A case report

Ilgit E. T., Vural M., Oguz A., Ozdogan M.

Angiology, vol.50, no.11, pp.955-958, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/000331979905001111
  • Journal Name: Angiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.955-958
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Neurofibromatosis is a dominantly inherited, progressive, generalized dysplasia of mesodermal and neuroectodermal tissues. Vascular lesions associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) are mainly characterized by stenosis, occlusion, aneurysm, pseudoaneurysm, and rupture or fistula formation of small, medium, and large-sized arteries. The authors hereby present a rare case of NF-1 with bilateral aneurysms and large pseudoaneurysms of the femoral and popliteal arteries and occlusion of the left superficial femoral artery.