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Cyclist's iliac syndrome: temporary relief by balloon angioplasty
  1. L D Wijesinghe1,
  2. P A Coughlin1,
  3. I Robertson2,
  4. D Kessel2,
  5. P J Kent1,
  6. R C Kester1
  1. 1Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
  2. 2Department of Interventional Radiology
  1. Correspondence to: Mr Wijesinghe, Department of Vascular Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George St, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK ldw{at}


External iliac stenosis due to endofibrosis is a rare condition that predominantly affects top level cyclists. Short term symptomatic relief is reported in an Olympian after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, which was performed to allow the patient to return to training without delay.

  • cycling
  • iliac syndrome
  • endofibrosis
  • arterial disease
  • claudication
  • angioplasty
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