Takayasu Arteritis Presenting as Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

Indian J Gastroenterol. Mar-Apr 2004;23(2):73-4.

Abstract

We report a 40-year-old man with Takayasu arteritis involving the abdominal aorta, who presented with chronic mesenteric ischemia. The diagnosis was made by aortogram, which showed tight superior mesenteric artery (SMA) stenosis. The patient underwent successful balloon angioplasty of the SMA following corticosteroid treatment. He is asymptomatic 9 months later; repeat aortogram showed no stenosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Adult
  • Angioplasty, Balloon / methods
  • Aortography
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Ischemia / diagnosis*
  • Ischemia / diagnostic imaging
  • Ischemia / therapy
  • Male
  • Mesenteric Arteries*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Takayasu Arteritis / diagnosis*
  • Takayasu Arteritis / diagnostic imaging
  • Takayasu Arteritis / therapy
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones