Increasing echogenicity of diffuse circumferential thickening ("macaroni sign") of the carotid artery wall with decreasing inflammatory activity of takayasu arteritis

Keo, Hong H; Caliezi, Gion; Baumgartner, Iris; Diehm, Nicolas Alexander; Willenberg, Torsten Andreas (2013). Increasing echogenicity of diffuse circumferential thickening ("macaroni sign") of the carotid artery wall with decreasing inflammatory activity of takayasu arteritis. Journal of clinical ultrasound, 41(1), pp. 59-62. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1002/jcu.20894

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We report a case of sonographic follow-up showing brightening of the diffuse circumferential thickening (halo) of the carotid artery wall (the so-called "macaroni sign") in a patient with decreasing inflammatory activity of Takayasu arteritis over a 6-month period. Sonographic follow-up in patients with Takayasu arteritis may be a useful complementary tool for evaluation of inflammatory activity. Besides a reduction of halo diameter, an increase in wall echogenicity appears to be a sign of decreasing inflammation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Angiology

UniBE Contributor:

Baumgartner, Iris; Diehm, Nicolas Alexander and Willenberg, Torsten Andreas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0091-2751

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:16

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2014 14:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/jcu.20894

PubMed ID:

22105177

Web of Science ID:

000312536600009

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/4593 (FactScience: 209081)

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