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Heart Views. 2012 Jul;13(3):116-7. doi: 10.4103/1995-705X.102158.

Middle aortic syndrome caused by Takayasu arteritis.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal -General Hospital and Medical College, Sion, Mumbai, India.

Abstract

The middle aortic syndrome (MAS) is a rare condition characterized by diffuse narrowing of the descending thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta, or both. It can be congenital or acquired due to several conditions. We report an 8-year-old girl who developed middle aortic syndrome due to Takayasu arteritis.

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Takayasu arteritis; abdominal aorta; descending aorta; middle aortic syndrome

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