J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg.  2008 Mar;30(2):198-204.

Behcet disease with superior vena cava thrombus in a patient presenting delayed facial wound healing: A case report

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hankook General Hospital, Cheongju, Korea. csm1530@naver.com

Abstract

Behcet Disease is a multisystem inflammatory disorder of unknown orign. It is characterized by recurrent oral ulcer, genital ulcer, skin lesions and ocular inflammation, and which may involve the joints, skin, central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. Because Behcet Disease dose not have any specific symptoms and laboratory findings, the diagnosis is made on the basis of the criteria proposed by the the International Study Group for Behcet Disease. Behcet Disease is affecting both arteries and veins, and clinically manifest large vessel involvement occurs in between 7 and 49% of patients. Superior vena cava thrombosis is a rare but well-recognized manifestation of Behcet disease. We report a case of a Behcet Disease with superior vena cava thrombosis in a patient presenting delayed facial wound healing.

Keyword

Behcet Disease; Superior vena cava thrombosis; Delayed wound healing
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