Case of the Month October 2014, page 4

Answer:

D: While any of the answer choices could cause common carotid stenosis or occlusion, this patient has long segment involvement of the great vessels consistent with Takayasu’s arteritis.

For a larger image, please click on Doppler Ultrasound 6 .



Question:

What is the significance of renal artery stenosis (RAS) in this patient?

    A) Coincidental
    B) Due to Takayasu’s
    C) Shared risk factors   
    D) Therapeutic side effect

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