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Blood Vessels - Lec 71
Terms in this set (9)
Wenger's granulomatosis (95% correlation)
What is the most common vasculitis syndrome?
Giant cell (Temporal) arteritis
Where would you see Temporal arteritis?
carotid, temporal, opthalmic arteries
What is the mechanism of Giant cell arteritis
destructive granulomatous inflammation of the vessel wall, fragmentation of the internal elastic lamina, inflammation leads to intimal thickening -> stenosis -> thrombosis
What is the 50 y/o female with severe headache and radiating facial pain suffering from?
giant cell temporal arteritis
What is PAN?
Polyarteritis nodosa - segmental necrotizing inflammation of vessels, most often kidney, heart, liver. Lung Sparing.
What is the stereotypical case for wegner ?
male, 50's, with classic triad of small vessel and upper respiratory necrotizing granulomas, and glomerulonephritis
what is the classic case of PAN?
young adult with necrotizing inflammation of either the kidney, heart, or liver vessels. Lungs notably spared (contrast with PAN)
what do I need to know about esophageal varices?
a complication of portal hypertension in cirrhosis, rupture may cause fatal hematemesis
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