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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 86-87

Giant cell arteritis causing annuloaortic ectasia


1 Department of Pathology, K S Hegde Medical Academy of Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, K S Hegde Medical Academy of Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Shetty Kailkere Padma
Department of Pathology, K S Hegde Medical Academy of Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-449x.140234

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Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a rare cause of ascending aortic aneurysm. We present here a 50-year-old patient who was clinically diagnosed with annuloaortic ectasia. She was successfully treated by Bentall's operation. Histopathologically, the findings were of GCA. GCA should be suspected when older women presented with aortic aneurysm and continued surveillance of remaining aorta is necessary.


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