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Case Rep Med. 2009;2009:536424. doi: 10.1155/2009/536424. Epub 2009 Dec 20.

Aortocaval Fistula in a Behcet's Disease Patient.

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital, 16330 Bursa, Turkey.

Abstract

Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic, recurrent, systemic disease that is characterized by oral and genital ulcers and oculocutaneous inflammatory lesions. Cardiovascular involvement especially large artery involvement is a serious and vital complication of BD. Pseudoaneurysms in the major arteries may be the cause of sudden death in BD. In our case a pulsatile abdominal mass was determined to be an aortic pseudoaneurysm associated with BD and an aortocaval fistula. Here we report this case and a short review of literature because this is the first reported aortocaval fistula in a BD patient in English literature.

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