Giant cell aortitis of the ascending aorta without signs and symptoms of systemic vasculitis

Egl Ereminien, Rimantas Benetis, Remigijus Žaliūnas, Monika Biesevičienė

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We report a case of a patient with giant cell aortitis – a rare cause of aneurysm of the ascending aorta. Modern imaging techniques show promise in diagnosis, however the diagnosis only after hystopathotological examination was revealed
which changed the postoperative management - immunosuppression was started together with anticoagulation therapy. Aortic imaging was repeated to precisely assess the extent of the disease and also to monitor a long term clinical outcomes.
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Key words: Aortic aneurysm; Imaging; Surgery


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