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Tortuous carotid artery lumens in Takayasu's arteritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19717027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a 68-year-old woman who was incidentally diagnosed as having an occlusion in the right internal carotid artery on magnetic resonance angiography. On ultrasound, the right common carotid artery showed narrow and tortuous lumens, which suggest the uneven thickening of the arterial wall in the nonactive stage of Takayasu's arteritis. Although macaroni-like diffuse and circumferential thickening of the arterial wall is a known ultrasonographic finding of Takayasu's arteritis, the tortuous sign also appears to be characteristic as an ultrasonographic finding of the healed arteritis in aged patients.
Hiroyuki Kawano; Kazunori Toyoda; Ryoichi Otsubo; Tomohito Hishikawa; Kazuo Minematsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1532-8511     ISO Abbreviation:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-31     Completed Date:  2009-12-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111633     Medline TA:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / pathology,  ultrasonography
Aspirin / therapeutic use
Carotid Artery, Common / pathology*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Carotid Artery, Internal / pathology*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Carotid Stenosis / etiology,  pathology*,  ultrasonography
Disease Progression
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Takayasu Arteritis / complications,  pathology*,  ultrasonography
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors; 50-78-2/Aspirin

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