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Kawasaki disease

Case Study
Powell, Andrew, M.D. Boston, Children's Hospital Boston USA
Geva, Tal Boston, Children's Hospital Boston USA

Patient history:

A six-year-old male with Kawasaki disease underwent an MR examination at Children's Hospital Boston.

MR examination:



(A) ECG and respiratory-navigated gated, free-breathing B-TFE coronary MRA shows aneurysms of the left main and left anterior descending (LAD) coronary arteries (arrows) with a maximal diameter of 10.3 mm. Severe stenosis of the mid-LAD was noted.


Images in the long-axial oblique (B) and short-axis (C) planes show myocardial infarction (arrow) of the anterior septum extending to the apex.


A giant aneurysm of the left coronary artery was demonstrated in a six-year-old male with Kawasaki disease.




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May 11, 2007

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