Journal of Orthopaedics Trauma Surgery and Related Research

Journal of Orthopaedics Trauma Surgery and Related Research

An Official Journal of Polish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

e-ISSN: 2449-9145

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Naseh Yousefi

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neuromusculoskeletal Research Center, Tehran, Iran


  • Case Reports
    Takayasu arteritis miss-diagnosed as thoracic outlet syndrome: A case report
    Author(s): Naseh Yousefi, Peyman Roomizadeh, Gholam Reza Raissi, Shahram Sadeghi, Katayoun Moradi* and Shahram Rahimi-Dehgolan*

    Background: Takayasu Arteritis (TA) is an idiopathic inflammatory vasculitis of unknown etiology that mainly involves the aorta and its major branches. In this study, we reported the case of a female patient with unilateral hand weakness that was initially misdiagnosed as TOS. However, at her most recent admission, the absence of radial pulse was noted which eventually led to the diagnosis of TA. Rarity of the disease, non-specific presentation and the absence of specific biochemical marker for TA made its early diagnosis difficult. We have tried to highlight the importance of conducting a thorough the physical examination when visiting patients with weakness, as well as the importance of considering rare differential diagnoses including TA in patients with unilateral limb paresis. TA might not manifest its typical constitutional symptoms preceding vesse.. Read More»

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