giant cell aortitis

gi·ant cell a·or·ti·tis

giant cell arteritis involving the aorta.
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The use of [[sup.18]F] fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography either alone or in combination with contrast-enhanced CT or MR angiography, has been described as being useful in giant cell aortitis and Takayasu arteritis [3], and may be useful in infectious aortitis as well.
She was diagnosed with giant cell aortitis, an inflammation of blood vessels to the heart.