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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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
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 30 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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