J Korean Rheum Assoc.  2010 Mar;17(1):71-75. 10.4078/jkra.2010.17.1.71.

A Case of Abdominal Aortic Pseudoaneurysm That Was Treated with Inserting an Endovascular Stent Graft in a Patient with Behcet's Disease

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, Korea. yiseo@hallym.or.kr
  • 2Department of Radiology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, Korea.

Abstract

Behcet's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of an unknown etiology, and it is characterized by recurrent oral and genital ulcerations, eye lesions skin lesions, and other involvement such as gastrointestinal ulcerations and lesions of the central nervous system and major vessels. The vascular lesions include deep vein thrombosis, superficial thrombophlebitis, arterial aneurysm and arterial occlusion. Aortic aneurysm or pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication, but it is one of the most common causes of death in Behcet's disease. We report here on a case of a 43 year old female with Behcet's disease that was complicated by an abdominal aortic pseudoaneurysm, and this was all successfully treated with percutaneous endovascular stent graft insertion, steroid pulse therapy and azathioprine.

Keyword

Behcet's disease; Aortic pseudoaneurysm; Stent graft
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