[A Case of Takayasu Arteritis with Acute Bilateral Occlusion of the Internal Carotid Arteries].

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Ebata T, Uemura J, Yamazaki H, Imai K, Yagita Y. [A Case of Takayasu Arteritis with Acute Bilateral Occlusion of the Internal Carotid Arteries]. Brain Nerve. 2017;69(6):665-669.
A 38-year-old woman developed disturbance of consciousness and quadriplegia. Magnetic resonance images showed scattered acute infarcts in both hemispheres and bilateral occlusion of the intracranial artery (ICA). Immediate mechanical thrombectomy restored the patency of the ICA. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed bilateral wall thickening of the abdominal aorta and the iliac arteries. This finding and an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate supported the diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis. Here, we thus report a rare case of Takayasu arteritis with acute bilateral occlusion of the internal carotid arteries.