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Case Report  |   October 1997
Magnetic resonance imaging of Takayasu's aortitis in an infant
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Case Report   |   October 1997
Magnetic resonance imaging of Takayasu's aortitis in an infant
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, October 1997, Vol. 97, 607. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.10.607
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, October 1997, Vol. 97, 607. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.10.607
Abstract

A fusiform aneurysm involving the ascending aorta and aortic arch in an 8-month-old infant was imaged with magnetic resonance. Histologic studies of the excised aneurysm indicated Takayasu's arteritis. Takayasu's arteritis has rarely been reported in infants, and involvement of the ascending aorta and aortic arch is an unusual finding in this age group.