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Chylothorax and chylopericardium as the initial clinical manifestation of Behcet's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17674002     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic relapsing systemic vasculitic disorder affecting the arteries, veins, and vessels of any size. Large vein thrombosis in BD is not commonly developed and most commonly observed in the veins in the lower extremities and inferior or superior vena cava. In this report, a 18-year-old male patient with large vein thrombosis involving superior vena cava was presented. He was treated due to chylothorax and chylopericardium with SVC syndrome before diagnosis of BD. SVC thrombosis complicated by chylothorax and chyolpericardium can be a rare presenting initial symptom of BD.
H Moon; Y J Lee; S I Lee; W H Yoo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-08-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology international     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0172-8172     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheumatol. Int.     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-09     Completed Date:  2008-07-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206885     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Institute of Clinical Medicine, #634-18, Geum-Am Dong, Duck-Jin Gu, Jeonju, Chonbuk, 561-712, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Behcet Syndrome / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Chylothorax / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Fatal Outcome
Pericardial Effusion / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Pericardial Window Techniques
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / complications,  etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin / diagnostic use
Thoracic Duct / surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 0/Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin

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