Nonsurgical treatment of Takayasu's disease

Wilfrido R. Castaneda-Zuniga, Augustin Formanek, Richard C. Lillehei, Murthy Tadavarthy, Kurt Amplatz

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Abstract

Success of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in disorders other than atherosclerosis has been reported in recent papers. It has been stated, however, that the unique histopathology characteristic of Takayasu's arteritis may prevent a successful dilatation of the stenotic segments. In a recent case, however, PTA was successful in the treatment of bilateral renal artery stenosis secondary to Takayasu's arteritis. Although more time is needed to evaluate the long-term results of this nonsurgical treatment, it is evident that the stenotic lesions in Takayasu's disease are amenable to balloon dilatation. PTA should be attempted in such cases, and surgery should only be performed in case of failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1981

Keywords

  • Angioplasty
  • Renal arteries stenosis
  • Takayasu's arteritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Castaneda-Zuniga, W. R., Formanek, A., Lillehei, R. C., Tadavarthy, M., & Amplatz, K. (1981). Nonsurgical treatment of Takayasu's disease. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 4(4), 245-248. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02552529