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Management of Aneurysms in Takayasu’s Arteritis

  • Christian Espinoza SilvaEmail author
  • Diego Soto Valdés
  • Vania Rozas Almeida
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Abstract

Takayasu’s arteritis is a chronic inflammatory vascular disease of unknown etiology that affects the aorta, proximal parts of its major branches, and the pulmonary arteries. It is a typical “large-vessel” nonatherosclerotic vasculitis, which can produce vascular stenosis, aneurysm formation, and other presentations in the aorta or affected vessels.

Keywords

Aortic Aneurysm Thoracic Aorta Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Aortic Wall Aneurysm Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Espinoza Silva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Diego Soto Valdés
    • 2
  • Vania Rozas Almeida
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiovascular and Heart Transplant Surgeon, Servicio Cardiovascular, National Institute of ThoraxProvidencia, SantiagoChile
  2. 2.Resident of General Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Santiago of ChileSantiagoChile
  3. 3.Servicio Cardiovascular, National Institute of ThoraxProvidencia, SantiagoChile

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