Severe Takayasu's arteritis of the pulmonary arteries: report of a case with successful surgical treatment

J Am Coll Cardiol. 1985 Feb;5(2 Pt 1):369-73. doi: 10.1016/s0735-1097(85)80062-0.


Although involvement of the aorta and its large branches is more common, Takayasu's arteritis involving the pulmonary arteries is well recognized. This report describes an adolescent girl with an uncommonly severe form of Takayasu's arteritis involving the pulmonary arteries. A successful surgical treatment is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aortic Arch Syndromes / surgery*
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / surgery
  • Arteritis / diagnostic imaging
  • Arteritis / surgery*
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Artery / surgery*
  • Radiography
  • Takayasu Arteritis / diagnostic imaging
  • Takayasu Arteritis / surgery*