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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

Print version ISSN 1677-5449On-line version ISSN 1677-7301

Abstract

BELCZAK, Sergio Quilici et al. Endovascular treatment for Behçet’s disease: a case report. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2019, vol.18, e20180121.  Epub July 18, 2019. ISSN 1677-5449.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1677-5449.180121.

Behçet’s disease (BD) is a multisystemic vasculitis of unknown etiology. Cardiovascular involvement has been thoroughly described in the literature and the major cause of death in BD is secondary to aneurysm complications. In this case report, a patient with BD presented with a recurrent abdominal aortic aneurysm, which was corrected using a custom-made endoprosthesis. The optimal treatment for patients with BD remains highly controversial and challenging because of technical difficulties and frequent recurrence. Endovascular intervention seems to be a feasible alternative with considerably less morbidity than conventional surgery.

Keywords : Behçet syndrome; endovascular procedures; stents, aneurysm.

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