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Fulminant development of mega-aorta due to Takayasu's arteritis: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15996376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Takayasu's arteritis is a rare inflammatory arteriopathy characterized by segmental involvement of the aorta, its major branches, and, occasionally, the pulmonary arteries. Arterial inflammation generally results in occlusion, but Takayasu's arteritis occasionally presents as aneurysm formation. Takayasu's arteritis generally afflicts young women and is most often characterized by an acute episode of systemic illness and neurologic symptoms secondary to stenoses of the carotid and vertebral circulation. We report an unusual case of Takayasu's arteritis in a 43-year-old man who presented with severe back pain and provide a brief review of the literature.
William P Robinson; Frank C Detterbeck; Ryan L Hendren; Blair A Keagy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1708-5381     ISO Abbreviation:  Vascular     Publication Date:    2005 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-05     Completed Date:  2005-09-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196722     Medline TA:  Vascular     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / methods
Aortic Aneurysm / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Takayasu Arteritis / complications*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
Treatment Outcome

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