Unexpected death for takayasu aortitis associated with coronary ostial stenosis

Elvira Ventura Spagnolo, Cristina Mondello

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Abstract

The differential diagnosis of vasculitis is often a difficult task due to the frequent morphological similarities that various vasculitic syndromes express when the heart is the target organ. The more the lesions are limited to the arterial tree with absent or almost silent coronary events, the less specific the anatomical and clinical frameworks. To create a series of clinical records and on the basis of these assumptions, the authors report a case concerning the sudden death of a 43-year-old woman which occurred while an ergonometric test was being carried out 28 days after the onset of the symptoms. A subsequent postmortem investigation/autopsy enabled us to detect a granulomatous aortitis process and, in particular, a coronary ostial stenosis and severe involvement of the coronary vessels which was compatible with the pathological framework of Takayasu disease.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)88-90
Numero di pagine3
RivistaTHE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY
Volume36
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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