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Recurrent aortic aneurysms in Behçet disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20822728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The following is a case of a 22-year-old male with recurrent thoracic aneurysms with several constitutional symptoms, including gastrointestinal discomfort, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, and a 2-week history of severe lower back pain. The patient underwent an initial thoracoabdominal repair of a visceral aneurysm followed by endovascular repair of a recurrent thoracic pseudoaneurysm. The etiology of the visceral aneurysm was initially hypothesized to be mycotic; however, further information revealed signs and symptoms consistent with the diagnostic criteria for Behçet disease (BD). We suggest that BD be considered in younger patients who present with an aortic aneurysm. Although open repair is the traditional approach for arterial lesions in BD, the role for endovascular intervention should be considered as it represents a surgical repair with a significant reduction in morbidity.
Authors:
Corey Adams; Michael Zhen-Yu Tong; D Kirk Lawlor; Guy DeRose; Thomas L Forbes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1708-5381     ISO Abbreviation:  Vascular     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-08     Completed Date:  2010-12-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196722     Medline TA:  Vascular     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-302     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Vascular Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Aortography / methods
Behcet Syndrome / complications,  diagnosis*,  radiography
Celiac Artery / radiography
Humans
Low Back Pain / etiology
Male
Recurrence
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Young Adult

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