Association of aortic and main left coronary aneurysms with severe aortic insufficiency in Takayasu’s arteritis

  • Marcelo Ferraz de Freitas | marceloschafranski@yahoo.com.br Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bom Jesus Hospital, Ponta Grossa/PR, Brazil.
  • Marcelo Valladão de Carvalho Department of Cardiology and Hemodynamics, Bom Jesus Hospital, Ponta Grossa/PR,, Brazil.
  • Marcelo Derbli Schafranski Department of Rheumatology, Bom Jesus Hospital, Ponta Grossa/PR, Brazil.

Abstract

Takayasu’s arteritis is a granulomatous vasculitis of unknown etiology that affects mainly the aorta and its branches. As a result of intimal fibroproliferation, segmental stenosis, occlusion, dilatation, and aneurysmal formation of the involved vessels may develop. It is an uncommon disease and usually affects young Asian female patients during the second and third decades of life. Coronary arteries are exceptionally affected and coronary aneurysm formation is a very rare finding. We describe a case of a previously healthy 26-year-old Caucasian female whose Takayasu’s arteritis presented as a previously undescribed association of aortic and main left coronary aneurysms with severe aortic insufficiency.

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Published
2011-04-22
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Case Reports
Keywords:
Vasculitis, aneurysm, coronary artery, aortitis
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Ferraz de Freitas, M., Valladão de Carvalho, M., & Schafranski, M. (2011). Association of aortic and main left coronary aneurysms with severe aortic insufficiency in Takayasu’s arteritis. Clinics and Practice, 1(2), e26. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e26