Table 1

Distribution of duplex sonographic (DS) findings in patients with indication of large vessel vasculitis (LVV)

External carotid arteryInternal carotid arteryCommon carotid arteryVertebral arterySubclavian arteryAxillary arteryTemporal arteryCommon femoral arteryDeep femoral arterySuperficial femoral arteryPopliteal artery
Patient norlrlrlrlrlrlrlrlrlrlrl
1v/vrv/vrNDNDv/vv/vNDNDNDNDv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/v
2v/vv/vv/vrv/vrNDNDv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/v
3NDNDv/vv/vv/vrv/vv/vNDND
4v/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/v
5v/vv/vv/vv/v
6v/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/v
7v/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/v
8v/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vv/vrv/vrv/vv/v
9v/vv/v–/v–/vv/vrv/vv/vv/vv/vv/v
10vv
11vvvv
12vvvvvvvv
  • Patients 1–9: DS study at baseline and at 6 months (baseline/6 months).

  • DS, duplex sonography; ND, not done; v, classified by DS as ‘vasculitis’; vr, classified by DS at follow-up as ‘normal’ (ie, vasculitis resolved); –, classified by DS as ‘normal’ or ‘arteriosclerotic’.