Takayasu's Arteritis

The rare disease Takayasu's arteritis (TA) belongs to the vasculitis group of diseases and is also known as inflammatory aortic arch syndrome or as pulseless disease because of its typical clinical picture. The pathological-anatomical manifestations include inflammatory transformation of the media and adventitia with the appearance of giant cells, hence the term giant cell arteritis is also used.

Fig. 2: MRI of the skull with unremarkable depiction of the cerebral parenchyma
Fig. 2: MRI of the skull with unremarkable depiction of the cerebral parenchyma

This article was first published in the VISIONS, issue 6/2004, a publication of Toshiba Medical Systems

13.08.2007

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