Right ventricular thrombus: an unusual manifestation of Behçet's disease

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. Jul-Aug 1994;7(4):438-40. doi: 10.1016/s0894-7317(14)80208-3.


Behcet's disease is a chronic multisystem illness in which cardiac involvement is a rare manifestation. In this unusual case a young man had symptoms that primarily related to recurrent right ventricular thrombi and pulmonary thromboemboli. Transesophageal echocardiography was useful in documenting the presence of intracardiac thrombus and establishing the diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Behcet Syndrome / complications*
  • Behcet Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Heart Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Heart Diseases / etiology*
  • Heart Ventricles / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Embolism / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Embolism / etiology
  • Recurrence
  • Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Thrombosis / etiology*