SESSION TITLE: Cardiothoracic Disorders
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Slide
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
INTRODUCTION: In the Takayasu's disease the obliteration of the innominate, and the carotid and subclavian arteries results from a panarteritis of all layers of the vessel wall, more intensely affected the adventitia and intimal with destruction of vasa vasorum, and cellular infiltration from the lymphocytic series. (1) This peculiar arteritis occurs around the world, although most of the cases have been reported in Asia and Africa with great predilection for young women in which is commonly diagnosed in 1.2 and 2.6 per million populations per year (2).