Takayasu arteritis

(redirected from Martorell syndrome)

Ta·ka·ya·su ar·te·ri·tis

(tah-kah-yah'sū), [MIM*207600]
a progressive obliterative arteritis of unknown origin involving chronic inflammation of the aortic arch with fibrosis and marked luminal narrowing that affects the aorta and its branches, often with complete or near complete occlusion of segments of the aorta; more common in females.
See also: aortic arch syndrome.

Takayasu arteritis

or

Takayasu disease

(tăk′ə-yăs′o͞o, tä′kə-yä′so͞o)
n.
A progressive inflammatory disease that causes the arteries arising from the aortic arch to collapse, making it impossible to detect a pulse in the arms and neck, and resulting in a variety of symptoms associated with ischemia, such as temporary loss of consciousness and blindness.

Ta·ka·ya·su ar·te·ri·tis

(tah-kah-yah'sū ahr'tĕr-ī'tis)
A progressive obliterative arteritis of unknown origin involving fibrosis and luminal narrowing that affects the aorta and its branches; more common in females.
Synonym(s): aortic arch syndrome, Martorell syndrome, pulseless disease.

Takayasu arteritis

(ta?ka-ya'soo)
[Michishige Takayasu, Japanese physician, 1872–1938]
A rare vasculitis of the aorta and its branches, marked by inflammatory changes in the large arteries. Blood flow through those arteries is limited, esp. to the arms or head of affected persons. The disease, which is found most often in young women of Japanese descent, produces symptoms such as dizziness or arm claudication. Affected individuals usually have markedly reduced blood pressures or pulses in one or both arms.
Synonym: pulseless disease
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It is also known as pulseless disease, occlusive thromboaortopathy and Martorell syndrome. (6) Vessel inflammation leads to wall thickening, fibrosis, stenosis and thrombus formation, whereas acute inflammation can destroy the arterial media and lead to aneurysm formation.