PMID: 16295075Jan 1, 1976

The roentgen diagnosis of a case of Takayasu's Arteriopathy

Nigerian Medical Journal : Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
F Ladapo


Arteriography is of major importance in the diagnosis of Takayasu's arteriopathy. It reveals that: (a) The disease is localized to the larger arteries near their origin, and in this case the subclavian arteries. (b) Occlusion of both subclavian arteries is demonstrated. (c) There is present a well developed collateral circulation, with rib notching due to dilated intercostal arteries. The patient will be followed up to watch the progression of the disease.