• Users Online: 208
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3

Fatal expanding thoracoabdominal aneurysm in known but mistreated behcet's disease in a young patient


1 Department of Vascular Surgery, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco
2 Department of Medicine, 5th Military Hospital, Guelmim, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
Hamzi Mohamed Amine
Department of Medicine, 5th Military Hospital, Guelmim
Morocco
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5812/acvi.38067

Rights and Permissions

Introduction: Arterial involvement in Behcet's disease has been previously described. We report a rare case of a large and longsegment thoracoabdominal aneurysm, which was associated with Behcet's disease and had an unfavorable evolution. Case Presentation: A 23-year-old man was diagnosed with Behcet's disease, as revealed by a carotid aneurysm, and was treated with a prosthetic graft reconstruction as well as immunosuppressive therapy. The patient was lost to follow-up. He stopped the medications of his own will 1 month after his discharge from the hospital. Two years later, he presented with chest pain of 1 week's duration. Alarge aneurysminvolving a long aorta segment from the sinus of Valsalva to the abdominal aorta above the renal arteries was identified by computed tomography angiography. Unfortunately, the patient died despite immunosuppressive therapy and before any surgical or endovascular intervention could be performed. Conclusions: This rare observation supports the role of immunosuppressive therapy in preventing the recurrence of lifethreatening vascular lesions in the management of Behcet's disease.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed94    
    Printed10    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded19    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal