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Rupture of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm associated with Behcet's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17889013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surgical treatment of arterial Behcet's disease (BD) has a higher incidence of graft-related complications such as anastomotic pseudoaneurysm or graft occlusion. A 64-year-old man presented with a rupture of the thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms associated with BD. Evaluation shows a large hematoma in the retroperitoneum and multiple aneurysms of the thoracoabdominal aorta. Physical examination and past history fulfills the diagnostic criteria of BD. The abdominal aorta was replaced with an allograft and the major branches were reconstructed with its branches. The postoperative course was uneventful. A 10-month follow-up computed tomographic scan did not show any graft-related complications. This case suggests the usefulness of an allograft for arterial involvement of BD.
Nobuhiro Umehara; Satoshi Saito; Hikaru Ishii; Shigeyuki Aomi; Hiromi Kurosawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-24     Completed Date:  2007-12-21     Revised Date:  2008-04-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1394-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Ruptured / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications*,  radiography,  surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / complications*,  radiography,  surgery*
Behcet Syndrome / complications*,  diagnosis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Apr;85(4):1504-5   [PMID:  18355578 ]

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