Mid-aortic syndrome secondary to Takayasu's disease

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Abstract

A 24-year-old young woman with good past health presented with hypertension during body check. Blood erythrocyte sedimentary rate level was elevated. CT and MR angiography revealed moderate stenosis of abdominal aorta and bilaterally renal arteries. She was diagnosed with mid-aortic syndrome caused by Takayasu arteritis based on clinical, radiological and pathological findings. She was treated with abdominal aorta resection, graft replacement and aorta-renal bypass. Pathology was compatible with Takayasu arteritis. Postoperatively, her blood pressure was normalised. She was prescribed with long-term prednisolone and aspirin for her arteritis.

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