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|Title:||AORTOARTERITIS OF ABDOMINAL-AORTA - AN ANGIOGRAPHIC PROFILE IN 110 PATIENTS|
|Citation:||CLINICAL RADIOLOGY. 48; 1; 29-34|
|Abstract:||The angiographic appearances in 110 patients (49 males, 61 females, age range 11-46 years, mean 27.8 years) with aortoarteritis involving the abdominal aorta and/or its branches were analysed. There were 41 aneurysms of the abdominal aorta in 37 patients and eight aneurysms of its branches in as many patients. ln 50 patients, 53 obstructive lesions involved the abdominal aorta and were classified as stenoses of focal, segmental and diffuse types and total occlusions. Branch obstructions (182 lesions in 85 patients) affected in order of frequency, the renal, superior mesenteric, coeliac, iliac and the inferior mesenteric arteries. Mesenteric arterial lesions were significantly more common in males (P = 0.01). Collateral circulation through a prominent mesenteric arcade was a distinctive angiographic feature in 28 patients. Computed tomography done in four patients showed peri-adventitial thickening and layered thrombus within aneurysms in three patients, and luminal occlusion of the upper abdominal aorta in one patient.Angiographic appearances in aortoarteritis of the abdominal aorta are characteristic and sufficiently distinctive for definitive diagnosis and appropriate management.|
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