European Journal of Rheumatology
Case Report

Endovascular biopsy in Takayasu arteritis

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Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, India

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Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Department of Pathology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, India

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Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Eur J Rheumatol 2019; 6: 155-157
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2018.18057
Read: 103 Downloads: 33 Published: 03 September 2019

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 2019; 6(3): 155-7.

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