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18F-FDG positron emission tomography CT and assessment of aortitis
  1. D A Jones,
  2. I Goddard,
  3. A Wragg
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Jones; danieljones{at}

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A 53-year-old woman with Takayasu aortitis presented with acute pulmonary oedema due to severe aortic regurgitation. Echocardiography revealed a non-dilated aortic root, a tricuspid aortic valve with normal leaflet morphology but with severe aortic regurgitation and a dilated left ventricle (Left ventricular end diastolic diameter 6.1 cm). A fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG …

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