Surgical aspects of Behçet's disease

Br J Surg. 1994 Dec;81(12):1712-21. doi: 10.1002/bjs.1800811205.


Behçet's disease is an uncommon condition that is managed primarily by medical therapy. Nevertheless, the widespread manifestations of the disease mean that surgeons from many different subspecialties may be involved in the care of patients. This is especially so for the treatment of life-threatening complications. For this reason the surgeon needs to consider Behçet's disease in the differential diagnosis of many conditions and to be aware of the general principles underlying the surgical care of affected patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm / surgery
  • Behcet Syndrome / complications
  • Behcet Syndrome / immunology
  • Behcet Syndrome / surgery*
  • Cerebral Arteries / surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / surgery
  • Heart Diseases / surgery
  • Humans
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases / surgery
  • Pulmonary Artery / surgery