Journal article

Concomitant Hybrid Arch Vessel Reconstruction and Intracranial Clot Retrieval in Takayasu's Arteritis Presenting with Acute Cerebral Ischemia: A Case Report

Leonard Shan, David Goh, Timothy Wagner

ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Type 1 Takayasu's arteritis (TA) predominantly affects the supra-aortic branches. Occlusive disease can cause catastrophic complications such as stroke and death. Open and endovascular techniques of revascularization are described for extracranial disease. There is currently no default choice of surgical intervention. Furthermore, the management of distal intracranial complications has not been described. METHODS: A 25-year-old woman with known TA on immunosuppression was presented with acute left middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke. Computed tomography angiogram and formal cerebral digital subtraction angiography demonstrated critical stenoses or occlusion of all arch vessels ex..

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