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Right common iliac artery stenosis and stent insertion in Behçet's disease.
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PMID:  22159353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Behçet's disease is a multisystem inflammatory disorder that is classified among the vasculitides and can affect all types and sizes of blood vessels. Vascular manifestations of Behçet's disease are venous and arterial occlusion, and arterial aneurysms. As vasculitis of the vasa vasorum is the main pathological hallmark of Behçet's disease, it is generally seen as superficial thrombo-phlebitis or occlusion of the major veins; however arterial obstruction and aneurysms may also be seen to a lesser extent. Iliac artery stenosis is highly uncommon. Here, a case of common iliac stenosis in a 48-year-old patient with Behçet's disease is reported. As the risk of aneurysm during an operation was high in this patient, he was treated with vascular stent implantation. Due to stent occlusion two months after the operation, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty was performed with an 8-mm balloon. During the three-year follow up, no obstruction was observed.
Z Ulusan; A S Karadag; A Harman; F Boyvat; S Bilgic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular journal of Africa     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1995-1892     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc J Afr     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101313864     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc J Afr     Country:  South Africa    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e4-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara Kecioren Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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