Isolated granulomatous giant cell vasculitis of the pulmonary elastic arteries

Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1986 Oct;110(10):962-4.


A 66-year-old man who developed an occluded left main pulmonary artery, clinically demonstrated by perfusion scan and pulmonary angiography, is described. Explorative thoracotomy revealed a granulomatous giant cell arteritis after pathologic examination of the surgically removed left lung. Detailed clinical and laboratory evaluation excluded a systemic disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / surgery
  • Echocardiography
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Phlebography
  • Pulmonary Artery / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pulmonary Artery / surgery