A case of rapidly progressive pulmonary aneurysm as a rare complication of Behçet's syndrome--a case report

Angiology. 1998 May;49(5):403-8. doi: 10.1177/000331979804900510.

Abstract

One of the severe complications of Behçet's syndrome is pulmonary arterial involvement. The authors report a patient with Behçet's syndrome who had the complications of multiple pulmonary arterial aneurysms presenting with hemoptysis and right ventricular thrombus. He underwent emergency surgery because of failure of intensive immunotherapy and died 2 months after the surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm / drug therapy
  • Aneurysm / etiology*
  • Aneurysm / surgery
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Arteries
  • Behcet Syndrome / complications*
  • Behcet Syndrome / drug therapy
  • Behcet Syndrome / surgery
  • Cyclophosphamide / therapeutic use
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
  • Heart Diseases / etiology
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Hemoptysis / etiology
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Lung / blood supply*
  • Male
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule / drug therapy
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule / etiology
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule / surgery
  • Thrombosis / etiology

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Prednisolone