Takayasu arteritis: type I

Case contributed by Dr Rajarajan


Recurrent stroke, evaluation for new lesions.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

MR brain images reveals chronic infarct with gliotic changes in the right MCA territory.

MRA neck and brain reveals narrowing at the level of the aortic arch with involvement of major arch branches. Only the right CCA is visualized with the rest of the neck vessels not seen. Right distal vertebral artery is collateralized and shows good flow.

Case Discussion

A patient with history of old stroke was evaluated for any new onset ischemic changes. The patient was diagnosed with type I Takayasu arteritis with subsequent cerebral ischemic changes.

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Case information

rID: 46379
Published: 5th Jul 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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