Aortic arch aneurysm in Behcet's disease: An unusual association

C. P. Napoleone, R. Di Bartolomeo, G. Pierangeli, A. Pierangeli

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Abstract

Vascular complications of Behcet's disease particularly affect the venous system. Arterial lesions include thrombosis and aneurysms. There are few reports of aortic involvement, usually of the abdominal aorta. Aortic arch involvement has not been reported previously. A patient with Behcet's disease who developed an aortic aneurysm involving the ascending aorta to the hiatus with massive incompetence of the aortic valve is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-380
Number of pages2
JournalCardiovascular Surgery
Volume2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • aortic aneurysm
  • Behcet's disease
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Surgery

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