The acute diagnosis of takayasu's arteritis based on helical CT angiography of the chest and neck in the emergency room

Lisa Winer Pinheiro, Suzanne D. LeBlang, Jose G Romano, Alex Forteza

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Abstract

Recently, a young woman presented acutely with a left hemispheric stroke and differing blood pressures in the arms as her initial manifestation of Takayasu's arteritis. Helical CT angiography, performed to rule out aortic dissection, revealed a thickened wall of the aortic arch with stenoses and occlusions of the great vessels, suggesting the diagnosis. The sequence of imaging studies and findings in this unusually catastrophic presentation of a typically insidious disease are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1983-1985
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume20
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 30 1999

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Takayasu Arteritis
Spiral Computed Tomography
Thoracic Aorta
Dissection
Hospital Emergency Service
Pathologic Constriction
Arm
Neck
Thorax
Stroke
Blood Pressure
Computed Tomography Angiography

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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The acute diagnosis of takayasu's arteritis based on helical CT angiography of the chest and neck in the emergency room. / Pinheiro, Lisa Winer; LeBlang, Suzanne D.; Romano, Jose G; Forteza, Alex.

In: American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 20, No. 10, 30.11.1999, p. 1983-1985.

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