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Table 2 Imaging findings in the patients with LVL (n = 73)

From: Associated factors of poor treatment outcomes in patients with giant cell arteritis: clinical implication of large vessel lesions

  Any imaging findingsa Wall thickening, wall edema, or FDG uptake Stenosis Aneurysm
Left carotid, % 41.1 37.0 8.2 0
Right carotid, % 32.9 31.5 2.7 0
Vertebral, % 8.2 5.5 6.8 0
Brachiocephalic, % 31.5 30.1 2.7 0
Left subclavian, % 53.4 46.6 11.0 1.4
Right subclavian, % 43.8 39.7 8.2 0
Left axillary, % 20.5 16.4 5.5 0
Right axillary, % 16.4 15.1 0 1.4
Pulmonary, % 1.4 0 1.4 0
Coronary, % 2.6 0 2.6 0
Ascending aorta, % 31.5 28.8 0 4.1
Aortic arch, % 47.9 47.9 0 2.7
Descending thoracic aorta, % 49.3 47.9 0 0
Abdominal aorta, % 53.4 53.4 0 2.7
Renal, % 6.8 2.7 2.7 1.4
Hepatic, % 1.4 0 0 1.4
Mesenteric, % 1.4 0 1.4 0
Iliac or femoral artery, % 19.2 16.4 6.8 1.4
  1. Imaging findings were collected from 139 enrolled patients
  2. LVL large vessel lesions, FDG18fluorodeoxyglucose
  3. aAny imaging findings include wall thickening, wall edema, arterial FDG uptake, stenosis, or aneurysms