ISSN 2147-9720 | E-ISSN 2148-4279
Case Report
Endovascular biopsy in Takayasu arteritis
1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, India  
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India  
3 Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India  
4 Department of Pathology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, India  
Eur J Rheumatol ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2018.18057
Key Words: Takayasu arteritis, aortic biopsy, endovascular
Abstract

Takayasu arteritis is a chronic inflammatory arteriopathy of the large vessels, mainly the aortic arch and its branches. The disease progression varies, ranging from a rapid progression to quiescence reached within 2 years. The activity of the disease is evaluated by biochemical markers, but at times, there is a discrepancy between the clinical picture and biochemical markers. Histopathology helps in assessing the disease activity, but it is not included in the antemortem diagnosis because of the invasiveness of the procedure and the availability of noninvasive vascular imaging. However, it may be performed simultaneously with angioplasty. Here we present a case of endovascular aortic biopsy conducted to detect active inflammation in the aortic wall.

 

Cite this article as: Singh V, Naik S, Robert J, Phadke RV, Agarwal V, Bhoi SK. Endovascular biopsy in Takayasu arteritis. Eur J Rheumatol 2018; DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2018.18057

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