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Giant cell arteritis presenting as dysarthria and mediastinal mass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20576654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Giant cell arteritis, Takayasu arteritis, and Horton disease are rare, idiopathic diseases that cause chronic inflammation and obliteration of large arteries, mainly the aorta and its major branches. Histological examination reveals multinucleated giants cells and clinical presentation is characterized by general symptoms and/or symptoms related to stenosis or occlusion of vessels. A case of a 50-year-old woman with neurological symptoms, cervicothoracic tumour with severe stenosis of the right subclavian artery and complete occlusion of common carotid artery is presented.
Ricard Ramos; Ramon Vila; Rosa Penin; Marc-Antoni Cairols
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-19     Completed Date:  2010-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Brachiocephalic Trunk / pathology*,  surgery
Carotid Stenosis / etiology
Dysarthria / etiology*,  surgery
Giant Cell Arteritis / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Mediastinal Neoplasms / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Subclavian Steal Syndrome / etiology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Neoplasms / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery

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