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The Acute Diagnosis of Takayasu's Arteritis Based on Helical CT Angiography of the Chest and Neck in the Emergency Room
AJNR 20:1983-1985, Pinheiro,L.W.,et al, 1999
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Article Abstract
Recently, a young woman presented acutely with a left hemispheric stroke and differing blood pressures in the arms as her initial manifestation of Takayasu's arteritis. Helical CT angiography, performed to rule out aortic dissection, revea led a thickened wall of the aortic arch with stenoses and occlusions of the great vessels, suggesting the diagnosis. The sequence of imaging studies and findings in this unusually catastrophic presentation of a typically insidious disease are highlighted .
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