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Takayasu Arteritis
Brett W. Carter, MD, CPPS
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Takayasu arteritis (TA)
            • Synonyms

              • Pulseless disease
            • Definitions

              • Chronic granulomatous vasculitis of large vessels

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Angiographic Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                • Microscopic Features

                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                  • Presentation

                                    • Demographics

                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                        • Treatment

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Tarkin JM et al: Novel approach to imaging active Takayasu arteritis using somatostatin receptor positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 13(6):e010389, 2020
                                          2. Yang J et al: Pulmonary artery involvement in Takayasu's arteritis: diagnosis before pulmonary hypertension. BMC Pulm Med. 19(1):225, 2019
                                          3. Feragalli B et al: The lung in systemic vasculitis: radiological patterns and differential diagnosis. Br J Radiol. 89(1061):20150992, 2016
                                          4. Mavrogeni S et al: The role of multimodality imaging in the evaluation of Takayasu arteritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 42(4):401-12, 2013
                                          5. Zhu FP et al: Takayasu arteritis: imaging spectrum at multidetector CT angiography. Br J Radiol. 85(1020):e1282-92, 2012
                                          6. Khandelwal N et al: Multidetector CT angiography in Takayasu arteritis. Eur J Radiol. 77(2):369-74, 2011
                                          7. Restrepo CS et al: Aortitis: imaging spectrum of the infectious and inflammatory conditions of the aorta. Radiographics. 31(2):435-51, 2011
                                          8. Pipitone N et al: Role of imaging studies in the diagnosis and follow-up of large-vessel vasculitis: an update. Rheumatology (Oxford). 47(4):403-8, 2008
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Abbreviations

                                                      • Takayasu arteritis (TA)
                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Pulseless disease
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Chronic granulomatous vasculitis of large vessels

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Angiographic Findings

                                                              • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                        • Microscopic Features

                                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                          • Presentation

                                                                            • Demographics

                                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                • Treatment

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Tarkin JM et al: Novel approach to imaging active Takayasu arteritis using somatostatin receptor positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 13(6):e010389, 2020
                                                                                  2. Yang J et al: Pulmonary artery involvement in Takayasu's arteritis: diagnosis before pulmonary hypertension. BMC Pulm Med. 19(1):225, 2019
                                                                                  3. Feragalli B et al: The lung in systemic vasculitis: radiological patterns and differential diagnosis. Br J Radiol. 89(1061):20150992, 2016
                                                                                  4. Mavrogeni S et al: The role of multimodality imaging in the evaluation of Takayasu arteritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 42(4):401-12, 2013
                                                                                  5. Zhu FP et al: Takayasu arteritis: imaging spectrum at multidetector CT angiography. Br J Radiol. 85(1020):e1282-92, 2012
                                                                                  6. Khandelwal N et al: Multidetector CT angiography in Takayasu arteritis. Eur J Radiol. 77(2):369-74, 2011
                                                                                  7. Restrepo CS et al: Aortitis: imaging spectrum of the infectious and inflammatory conditions of the aorta. Radiographics. 31(2):435-51, 2011
                                                                                  8. Pipitone N et al: Role of imaging studies in the diagnosis and follow-up of large-vessel vasculitis: an update. Rheumatology (Oxford). 47(4):403-8, 2008