Severe supraaortal atherosclerotic disease resembling Takayasu's Arteritis

Bernhard Kis, Thomas Liebig, Peter Berlit, Bernhard Kis
2007 Vascular Health and Risk Management   unpublished
We report a case of a 64 year-old man whose clinical presentation and neuroimaging fi ndings strikingly resembled those found in Takayasu's Arteritis which is characterized by the triad of absent radial pulses, ischemic retinopathy, and carotid sinus hyperrefl exia causing syn-copes. Angiographically, the patient exhibited severe atherosclerotic changes of the supraaortic large vessels. Stent-assisted angioplasty resulted in both clinical improvement and increased cerebral blood fl ow as
more » ... ood fl ow as measured by angiography and ultrasound.