Eur J Pediatr Surg 2012; 22(06): 475-478
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1313347
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Cystic Adventitial Disease of Popliteal Artery in a Boy Younger than 6 Years Old

Guo-xin Nan
1  Department II of Orthopedics, Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University; Stem Cell Biology and Therapy Laboratory & Key Laboratory of Child Development and Disorders; Key Laboratory of Pediatrics in Chongqing (CSTC2009CA5002), Chongqing International Science and Technology Cooperation Center for Child Development and Disorders, Chongqing, China
*  These authors contributed equally to this study
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Guo-dong Liu
2  Department 8, Institute of Research Surgery, Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
*  These authors contributed equally to this study
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Shan Ou
3  Department of Anesthesiology, General Hospital of Chengdu Military Command, Chengdu, China
*  These authors contributed equally to this study
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Jun Fei
4  Traumatic Center, Institute of Research Surgery, Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
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Jia-qiang Qin
1  Department II of Orthopedics, Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University; Stem Cell Biology and Therapy Laboratory & Key Laboratory of Child Development and Disorders; Key Laboratory of Pediatrics in Chongqing (CSTC2009CA5002), Chongqing International Science and Technology Cooperation Center for Child Development and Disorders, Chongqing, China
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Publication History

25 January 2012

02 February 2012

Publication Date:
07 July 2012 (online)

Introduction

Cystic adventitial disease (CAD) is a rare vascular disease mainly affecting the patient's popliteal artery. CAD occurred mostly in the adult male patients at the typical age of 40 to 60 years but it was very rarely seen in the children, only about less than five cases reported,[1] with the youngest child of 10 years old. In this study, we reported a 5.5-year-old boy with popliteal CAD. To the best of our knowledge, this is the minimum age of the child with CAD to date.