Takayasu arteritis

Case contributed by Abenezer Zinaye
Diagnosis almost certain


Hypertension, chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
  • diffuse, circumferential, symmetric thickening of the aortic wall involving the entire visualized aorta (ascending, arch, descending thoracic and abdominal)

  • thickening and narrowing of all the major scanned aortic branches

  • complete occlusion of the left common carotid artery with trace central opacification distally

  • marked narrowing of the celiac trunk with post-stenotic dilation

  • dilated, mildly thickened pulmonary trunk, left and right pulmonary arteries

Case Discussion

The findings of a diffuse circumferential large vessel thickening in a young adult are consistent with Takayasu arteritis.

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.