Large vessel vasculitis

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

The term large vessel vasculitis (LVV) usually denotes the spectrum of primary vasculitides that causes chronic granulomatous inflammation predominantly involving the aorta and its major branches.


The two major entities in this group are

There are, however, many other conditions that can potentially involve large caliber vessels. These include:

See also

Article information

rID: 21431
System: Vascular
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Large vessel vasculitides
  • Vasculitides affecting large vessels
  • Large vessel vasculitis (LVV)

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: on FDG PET-CT
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