Surgical Management of Takayasu-Onishi-arteritis

  • A. Thevenet
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Aortitis syndromes have recently emerged from the confusing disease known as Takayasu’s arteritis — pulseless disease, aortic arch syndrome, atypical coarctation, and numerous other names. The first description was made by Savory in 1856 but the disease is associated with Takayasu who in 1908 presented the ocular manifestations and Onishi who, in a discussion of the presentation, mentioned absent brachial pulses. The disease is a nonspecific, inflammatory panarteritis of unknown etiology involving aortic arch, thoracic, or abdominal aorta with segmental occlusion of the major arterial branches.


Aortic Arch Abdominal Aorta Pulseless Disease Visceral Artery Segmental Occlusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Thevenet
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  1. 1.Hôpital Aiguelongue — C.H.U.Montpellier CedexFrance

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