Stenting for Stenosing Takayasu Aortitis Following Carotid Artery Stenosis in a 32-Year-Old Patient


Us M., Numan F. , Goksel O. S. , Basaran M. , Yilmaz T.

VASCULAR, vol.16, no.5, pp.283-286, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2310/6670.2008.00044
  • Title of Journal : VASCULAR
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-286

Abstract

Takayasu arteritis is a chronic granulomatous vasculitis with multivessel involvement, causing significant mortality and morbidity in affected individuals. A 32-year-old patient with severe right common carotid stenosis underwent expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft interposition to the carotid artery. A bare Wallstent endoprosthesis (Boston Scientific Medi-Tech, Natick, MA) was implanted for the abdominal aortic stenosis incidentally diagnosed during follow-up 1 year after the carotid operation while the disease was inactive. Close follow-up of the activity of the vasculitic process is warranted owing to the progression of the vascular lesions or formation of de novo lesions in Takayasu disease.