Takayasu and temporal arteritis.

  title={Takayasu and temporal arteritis.},
  author={Wolfgang Schmidt},
  journal={Frontiers of neurology and neuroscience},
Takayasu and temporal arteritis are primary large-vessel vasculitides. Ultrasound directly depicts the inflamed vessel wall, which is homogenously and circumferentially thickened. Furthermore, stenoses and occlusions occur. Ultrasound almost completely depicts the whole length of the common superficial temporal arteries, including the frontal and parietal ramus. Inflammation is often segmental. This may lead to a false-negative histology. The wall swelling is hypoechoic in acute temporal… CONTINUE READING