Giant cell (temporal) arteritis: involvement of the vertebral and internal carotid arteries

Mayo Clin Proc. 1998 May;73(5):444-6.


We report the radiographic findings in a case of histologically proven giant cell (temporal) arteritis coupled with high-grade stenoses affecting the internal carotid and vertebral arteries. The 69-year-old patient sought medical assessment because of transient ischemic attacks. The stenoses, which were extradural just proximal to the dural entry point, were thought to be a manifestation of the giant cell arteritis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arteriosclerosis / complications
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / diagnostic imaging*
  • Carotid Stenosis / complications
  • Female
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / complications
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Radiography
  • Vertebral Artery / diagnostic imaging*