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Vol 2, No 4 (2016)
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Published online: 2017-02-03
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Aortic and pulmonary trunk involvement in giant-cell arteritis

Zenobia Czuszyńska, Katarzyna Gałecka, Zbigniew Zdrojewski
Forum Reumatologiczne 2016;2(4):206-213.

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Vol 2, No 4 (2016)
Przypadki kliniczne
Published online: 2017-02-03

Abstract

Giant cell arteritis is systemic vasculitis of large arteries. The most common manifestations are headache and visual symptoms due to involvement of main artery branches: carotid, vertebral or temporal artery. Approximately 40% of all patients present atypical symptoms due to involvement of aorta itself. We report the case of woman with aorta and pulmonary trunk involvement. 67 years old woman was hospitalized due to dyspnoea and chest pain. Pulmonary artery embolisation was excluded. Computed tomography confirmed pulmonary trunk wall thickening (10 mm) and thoracic aorta wall thickening (12mm). This is the report of computed tomography documented reduction in the thickness of the walls of both aorta and pulmonary trunk following steroid therapy.

Abstract

Giant cell arteritis is systemic vasculitis of large arteries. The most common manifestations are headache and visual symptoms due to involvement of main artery branches: carotid, vertebral or temporal artery. Approximately 40% of all patients present atypical symptoms due to involvement of aorta itself. We report the case of woman with aorta and pulmonary trunk involvement. 67 years old woman was hospitalized due to dyspnoea and chest pain. Pulmonary artery embolisation was excluded. Computed tomography confirmed pulmonary trunk wall thickening (10 mm) and thoracic aorta wall thickening (12mm). This is the report of computed tomography documented reduction in the thickness of the walls of both aorta and pulmonary trunk following steroid therapy.

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Keywords

giant-cell arteritis; aortitis; pulmonary trunk involvement

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Title

Aortic and pulmonary trunk involvement in giant-cell arteritis

Journal

Forum Reumatologiczne

Issue

Vol 2, No 4 (2016)

Pages

206-213

Published online

2017-02-03

Bibliographic record

Forum Reumatologiczne 2016;2(4):206-213.

Keywords

giant-cell arteritis
aortitis
pulmonary trunk involvement

Authors

Zenobia Czuszyńska
Katarzyna Gałecka
Zbigniew Zdrojewski

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