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Arteritis/Takayasu
Margarita Revzin, MD, MS, FSRU; Corinne Deurdulian, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Takayasu arteritis (TA)
            • Synonyms

              • Pulseless disease
              • Chronic granulomatous vasculitis of large vessels
              • Aortoarteritis
            • Definitions

              • TA: Chronic, idiopathic, inflammatory disease that primarily affects large vessels, such as aorta and its major branches and pulmonary arteries

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Angiographic Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          • Sharma Criteria for Diagnosis of TA

                                            • American College of Rheumatology Criteria for Diagnosis of TA

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Deurdulian C et al: Beyond the bifurcation: There is more to cerebrovascular ultrasound than internal carotid artery stenosis! Ultrasound Q. 32(3):224-40, 2016
                                              2. Espígol-Frigolé G et al: Advances in the diagnosis of large vessel vasculitis. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 41(1):125-40, ix, 2015
                                              3. Zhu FP et al: Takayasu arteritis: imaging spectrum at multidetector CT angiography. Br J Radiol. 85(1020):e1282-92, 2012
                                              4. Brunner J et al: Takayasu arteritis in children and adolescents. Rheumatology. 49(10):1806-14, 2010
                                              5. Mason JC: Takayasu arteritis—advances in diagnosis and management. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 6(7):406-15, 2010
                                              6. Gotway MB et al: Imaging findings in Takayasu's arteritis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 184(6):1945-50, 2005
                                              7. Mwipatayi BP et al: Takayasu arteritis: clinical features and management: report of 272 cases. ANZ J Surg. 75(3):110-7, 2005
                                              8. Chaubal N et al: Sonographic and color doppler findings in aortoarteritis (Takayasu arteritis). J Ultrasound Med. 23(7):937-44, 2004
                                              9. Weyand CM et al: Medium- and large-vessel vasculitis. N Engl J Med. 349(2):160-69, 2003
                                              10. Matsunaga N et al: Takayasu arteritis: protean radiologic manifestations and diagnosis. Radiographics. 17(3):579-94, 1997
                                              11. Sharma BK et al: Diagnostic criteria for Takayasu arteritis. Int J Cardiol. 54 Suppl:S141-7, 1996
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Clinical Issues

                                                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                                        • Abbreviations

                                                          • Takayasu arteritis (TA)
                                                        • Synonyms

                                                          • Pulseless disease
                                                          • Chronic granulomatous vasculitis of large vessels
                                                          • Aortoarteritis
                                                        • Definitions

                                                          • TA: Chronic, idiopathic, inflammatory disease that primarily affects large vessels, such as aorta and its major branches and pulmonary arteries

                                                        IMAGING

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                            • CT Findings

                                                              • MR Findings

                                                                • Angiographic Findings

                                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                                      • General Features

                                                                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                          • Presentation

                                                                            • Demographics

                                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                • Treatment

                                                                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                  • Consider

                                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                      • Sharma Criteria for Diagnosis of TA

                                                                                        • American College of Rheumatology Criteria for Diagnosis of TA

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Deurdulian C et al: Beyond the bifurcation: There is more to cerebrovascular ultrasound than internal carotid artery stenosis! Ultrasound Q. 32(3):224-40, 2016
                                                                                          2. Espígol-Frigolé G et al: Advances in the diagnosis of large vessel vasculitis. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 41(1):125-40, ix, 2015
                                                                                          3. Zhu FP et al: Takayasu arteritis: imaging spectrum at multidetector CT angiography. Br J Radiol. 85(1020):e1282-92, 2012
                                                                                          4. Brunner J et al: Takayasu arteritis in children and adolescents. Rheumatology. 49(10):1806-14, 2010
                                                                                          5. Mason JC: Takayasu arteritis—advances in diagnosis and management. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 6(7):406-15, 2010
                                                                                          6. Gotway MB et al: Imaging findings in Takayasu's arteritis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 184(6):1945-50, 2005
                                                                                          7. Mwipatayi BP et al: Takayasu arteritis: clinical features and management: report of 272 cases. ANZ J Surg. 75(3):110-7, 2005
                                                                                          8. Chaubal N et al: Sonographic and color doppler findings in aortoarteritis (Takayasu arteritis). J Ultrasound Med. 23(7):937-44, 2004
                                                                                          9. Weyand CM et al: Medium- and large-vessel vasculitis. N Engl J Med. 349(2):160-69, 2003
                                                                                          10. Matsunaga N et al: Takayasu arteritis: protean radiologic manifestations and diagnosis. Radiographics. 17(3):579-94, 1997
                                                                                          11. Sharma BK et al: Diagnostic criteria for Takayasu arteritis. Int J Cardiol. 54 Suppl:S141-7, 1996