Periaortitis, Coronary Vasculitis and Retro-Orbital Pseudotumor in a Patient with Immunoglobulin G4-Related Sclerosing Vasculitis

BİLGİN B. , Yesilkaya Y., Turker B., Varan O., Aydin O., Isik M., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.27, sa.1, ss.63-66, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tjr.2012.008
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.63-66


Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related sclerosing vasculitis is characterized by extensive IgG4-positive plasma cells and T-lymphocyte infiltration of various organs. Serum IgG4 level and immunostaining with anti-IgG4 antibody are useful for the diagnosis. In this article, a 61-year-old male patient who was admitted with the complaints of dyspnea, diffuse edema and chest pain and presented with increased pericardial fluid and serum IgG4 level was reported. Thoracoabdominal computed tomography (CT) scan demonstrated a soft tissue mass starting at arcus aorta and surrounding thoracal and abdominal aorta. After biopsy was obtained, the patient was diagnosed with IgG4-related sclerosing vasculitis.