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Bilateral percutaneous balloon angioplasty of the axillary arteries in a patient with giant cell arteritis and upper extremity ischemic symptoms not responsive to corticosteroids.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9676780     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is well known to present with protean manifestations. We describe a 68-year-old woman with persistent upper extremity ischemic symptoms despite adequate treatment for GCA. She underwent successful balloon angioplasty of bilateral axillary artery stenosis. To our knowledge this is the first case utilizing this technique in GCA. Our case highlights the rare but important circumstances under which interventional techniques both surgical and nonsurgical need to be considered in cases of GCA with arterial occlusion not responsive to corticosteroid therapy.
P F Dellaripa; A C Eisenhauer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1998 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-29     Completed Date:  1998-09-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1429-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Rheumatology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts 01805, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
Angioplasty, Balloon
Axilla / blood supply
Giant Cell Arteritis / complications,  pathology,  therapy*
Ischemia / complications,  therapy*
Temporal Arteries / pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones

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