Abstract A case of cystic adventitial degeneration (CAD) of the popliteal artery is presented. Histologically the cyst appeared localised in the adventitia, outside the elastic lamina. A lectin-histochemical study evaluated the following peroxidase conjugated lectins: Peanut agglutinin, Concanavalin A, Ulex Europaeus (UEA I) and Wheat Germ Agglutinin. The lack of UEA I reactivity excluded an arterial origin of the cyst. Moreover, the lectin binding pattern of CAD appeared to be similar to the reactivity pattern of normal synovia.
Cystic adventitial degeneration of the popliteal artery: Lectin-histochemical study / DI MARZO, Luca; DELLA ROCCA, Carlo; D'Amati, Giulia; Gallo, Pietro; Sciacca, Vincenzo; Mingoli, Andrea; Cavallaro, Antonino. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY. - ISSN 0950-821X. - 8:(1994), pp. 16-19. [10.1016/S0950-821X(05)80113-6]