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Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2018 Feb;125(2):e31-e35. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2017.11.014. Epub 2017 Nov 22.

Mönckeberg medial calcinosis of the infraorbital arteries: a first case report.

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1
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX, USA. Electronic address: jjfrazier@tamu.edu.
2
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX, USA.

Abstract

Mönckeberg medial calcinosis describes calcifications affecting only the tunica media of medium-sized arteries. The entity is strongly associated with chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus. Radiographically, medial calcinosis presents as areas of linear calcifications in soft tissue; the linear calcifications are referred to as "tram tracks," "pipe stem," "rail tracking," or "tram line" when the affected vessel is viewed longitudinally. In oral and maxillofacial radiology, it is generally an incidental finding of the facial artery. In this article, we review the literature of Mönckeberg medial calcinosis and its clinical significance related to systemic diseases; we also present a case of Mönckeberg medial calcinosis of the head and neck that affects the facial arteries, internal carotid arteries, and infraorbital arteries. We believe this is the first presentation in the literature of Mönckeberg medial calcinosis visualized in the infraorbital arteries.

PMID:
29248421
DOI:
10.1016/j.oooo.2017.11.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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