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Treatment of mesenteric angina in patients with Takayasu's arteritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21584425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is an idiopathic chronic inflammatory disease of the connective tissue that affects mainly the aorta and its branches. Treatment is mainly based on corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. We report the case of a 33-year-old female complaining of malaise, fever, myalgia, severe pulsing holocranial headache resistant to analgesics, systemic arterial hypertension hard to control, right lower limb claudication, and severe abdominal pain that worsened after the meals. Angiotomography revealed aneurysm of the ascending aorta, and stenosis of the following vessels: right common iliac artery, renal arteries, and superior mesenteric artery. Those findings supported the diagnosis of mesenteric angina and the interventional approach by use of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stent placement.
Luana Thayse Barros de Lima; Georges Basile Christopoulos; Virgínia Moreira Braga; Maria Eliza M Nemézio; Ana Paula M M Souza; Ana Clara C Rêgo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista brasileira de reumatologia     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1809-4570     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Bras Reumatol     Publication Date:    2011 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-17     Completed Date:  2011-11-08     Revised Date:  2012-05-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404256     Medline TA:  Rev Bras Reumatol     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng; por     Pagination:  193-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Ischemia / etiology*,  surgery*
Takayasu Arteritis / complications*
Vascular Diseases / etiology*,  surgery*

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