Rheumatology International

, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 723–725 | Cite as

Multiple endovascular stent-graft implantations in a patient with aortic thoracic and abdominal aneurysms due Takayasu arteritis

  • F. Bonilla-Abadía
  • A. F. Echeverri
  • J. P. Carbonell
  • C. A. Cañas
Short Communication


We report an adult female patient with Takayasu arteritis (TA) receiving conventional medical treatment and anti-TNF therapy, which developed progressive thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms. She developed imminent rupture of the thoracic aneurysm and an endovascular stent-graft (EVSG) was emergency implanted and a year after this procedure the abdominal aneurysm increased in size requiring reoperation and placement of another EVSG. Both procedures had a very good outcome. This case shows the effectivity and security of multiple EVSG implantations in multiple aortic aneurisms in patients with TA.


Takayasu arteritis Aortic thoracic aneurysm Aortic abdominal aneurysm Endovascular stent-graft 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bonilla-Abadía
    • 1
  • A. F. Echeverri
    • 2
  • J. P. Carbonell
    • 3
  • C. A. Cañas
    • 1
  1. 1.Rheumatology UnitICESI University, Fundación Valle del LiliCaliColombia
  2. 2.Internal MedicineCES University, Fundación Valle del LiliCaliColombia
  3. 3.Vascular Surgery DepartmentFundación Valle del LiliCaliColombia

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