Complication of Behcet's disease: spontaneous aortic pseudoaneurysm

J Card Surg. Nov-Dec 2006;21(6):589-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2006.00310.x.


Behcet's disease is an autoimmune multisystemic disorder based on vasculitis. In this disease, the most important predictor of morbidity and mortality is the vascular complications. Appropriate surgical interventions are critical and must be planned strategically. Here, we will describe a very rare complication of the disease; spontaneous aortic pseudoaneurysm in a 33-year-old patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, False / diagnosis
  • Aneurysm, False / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm, False / pathology
  • Aneurysm, False / surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnosis*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / pathology
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery
  • Behcet Syndrome / complications*
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed