Arch Iran Med. 2019;22(4): 217-219.
PMID: 31126182
Scopus ID: 85066923907
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Case Report

A Rare Case of Takayasu’s Arteritis with Aortic Arch Branching Pattern Variation in a Young Female

Bahman Jalali kondori 1*, Fatemeh Azemati 2*, Mohammad Hossein Asadi 1, Hossein Bahadoran 1

1 Faculty of Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
*Corresponding Authors: Email: bahmanjalali2010@gmail.com; *Corresponding Author: Fatemeh Azemati, Department of Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. Tel: +98-2182483479; Fax: +98-2182483479; Email:, Email: jalali2010@bmsu.ac.ir


Takayasu’s arteritis, formerly known as “pulseless disease”, is a chronic inflammatory disease which affects the aorta and its main branches. The prevalence of this disease is higher in Asian countries and among young women. Depending on the progress of the disease, the symptoms and prognosis of the disease is different. Herein, we report the case of a 31-year-old woman with Takayasu’s arteritis in the Iranian population. In this case, the size of the aorta and the main branches increased and the large artery walls were thickened. Narrowing of the right and left subclavian artery, carotid artery and left vertebral artery were obvious in these patients. In addition, an anatomic variation was observed in the aortic arch branches. In this patient, the left vertebral artery was branched directly from the aortic arch instead of the left subclavian artery. Hepatomegaly and splenomegaly, indicating a chronic inflammatory disease, were also observed in this case.

Cite this article as: Jalali Kondori B, Azemati F, Asadi MH, Bahadoran H. A Rare Case Of Takayasu’s arteritis with aortic arch branching pattern variation in a young female. Arch Iran Med. 2019;22(4):217–219.
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Submitted: 05 Jun 2018
Accepted: 13 Feb 2019
ePublished: 01 Apr 2019
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