Pulmonary Endarterectomy For Large Vessel Pulmonary Arteritis Mimicking Chronic Thromboembolic Disease
Murathan KÜÇÜK1, Can Ramazan ÖNCEL2, Mustafa UÇAR3, Aytül Belgi YILDIRIM1, Bedrettin YILDIZELİ4
1Department of Cardiology, Medical Faculty of Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Atatürk State Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
3Department of Cardiology, Akhisar Mustafa Kirazoğlu State Hospital, Manisa, Turkey
4Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Pulmonary endarterectomy, pulmonary hypertension, Takayasu’s arteritis
Takayasu’s arteritis is a chronic, non-specific primary and inflammatory disease of large vessels, especially the aorta and its branches. Although pulmonary artery involvement is common, clinical signs of pulmonary artery involvement as the initial presentation is rare. Considering Takayasu’s arteritis in the early diagnosis is important. In this article, we report a 23-year-old female patient of Takayasu’s arteritis who was treated with successful surgery combined with medical therapy.
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The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article.