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World J Gastroenterol. 2008 Nov 14;14(42):6578-80.

Colonic perforation in Behcet's syndrome.

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Department of Surgery, St. Vincents University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland. kathdowling@hotmail.com

Abstract

A 17-year-old gentleman was admitted to our hospital for headache, the differential diagnosis of which included Behcet's syndrome (BS). He developed an acute abdomen and was found to have air under the diaphragm on erect chest X-ray. Subsequent laparotomy revealed multiple perforations throughout the colon. This report describes an unusual complication of Behcets syndrome occurring at the time of presentation and a review of the current literature of reported cases.

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