Coronary Involvement of Behçet's Disease: Saccular Coronary Artery Aneurysm

Kardiologiia. 2023 Nov 8;63(10):95-96. doi: 10.18087/cardio.2023.10.n1931.


Coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) are rarely reported in large angiographic series. The majority are atherosclerotic in origin. Other causes are connective tissue disorders, trauma, vasculitis, congenital, mycotic, and idiopathic. We herein present the case of an symptomatic patient with a giant left anterior descending artery aneurysm. The CAA was successfully treated by surgical resection and a mammary artery bypass graft.

MeSH terms

  • Behcet Syndrome* / complications
  • Behcet Syndrome* / diagnosis
  • Coronary Aneurysm* / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Aneurysm* / etiology
  • Coronary Angiography / adverse effects
  • Coronary Vessels / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Vessels / surgery
  • Heart
  • Humans