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Case 10678

Takayasu arteritis

Author(s)
Onate Miranda M, Suarez Traba OM, Diaz Barroso B, Pinilla I

Department of Radiology,
Hospital Universitario La Paz,
Madrid, Spain;
Email:onamirm@gmail.com
 
Patient
female, 30 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Axial CT

    Axial CT image with intravenous contrast agent in arterial phase showing a thickening of the wall of the aorta at the exit of the left renal artery which is severely stenosed.

     
    Area of Interest: Vascular; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Hypertension;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Aortic wall

    Concentric thickening of the aortic wall.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Vascular; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Hypertension;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Aorta

    The aorta recovers its normal calibre caudally.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Vascular; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Hypertension;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Pre-contrast axial CT

    Pre-contrast axial CT image showing a thickened aortic wall at the aortic arch which is hyperdense compared with the lumen. There is also right pleural effusion and patchy consolidations in the lungs.

     
    Area of Interest: Thorax; Vascular; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Hypertension;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Enhancement of the thickened wall

    Enhancement of the thickened wall in the venous phase after intravenous contrast administration.

     
    Area of Interest: Thorax; Vascular; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Hypertension;
     
     
  • Figure 6
    Aorta enhancement

    The thickened wall of the aorta enhances in the venous phase.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Vascular; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Hypertension;
     
     
  • Figure 7
    Sagittal reformatted image

    Sagittal reformatted image showing irregular stenosis of the aorta which is more affected in its first abdominal segment.

     
    Area of Interest: Vascular; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Hypertension;
     
     
Axial CT image with intravenous contrast agent in arterial phase showing a thickening of the wall of the aorta at the exit of the left renal artery which is severely stenosed.
 
Concentric thickening of the aortic wall.
 
The aorta recovers its normal calibre caudally.
 
Pre-contrast axial CT image showing a thickened aortic wall at the aortic arch which is hyperdense compared with the lumen. There is also right pleural effusion and patchy consolidations in the lungs.
 
Enhancement of the thickened wall in the venous phase after intravenous contrast administration.
 
The thickened wall of the aorta enhances in the venous phase.
 
Sagittal reformatted image showing irregular stenosis of the aorta which is more affected in its first abdominal segment.
 
 
 
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