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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 Aprile;39(2):175-8
Multivarious clinical manifestations of multiple pseudoaneurysms in Behçet’s disease
Akiyama K., Hirota J., Ohkado A., Shiina Y.
From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Iwaki Kyoritsu General Hospital, Iwaki City, Fukushima, Japan
In Behçet’s disease, an aneurysm is prone to progress rapidly to a pseudoaneurysm. Acute limb ischemia due to acute thrombosis of a femoral pseudoaneurysm and subsequent Horner’s syndrome due to another subclavian pseudoaneurysm are very rare but acceptable complications in Behçet’s disease. We present a case of Behçet’s disease with multiple pseudoaneurysms, which also showed these other clinical manifestations. Over a short time span, the patient rapidly developed left femoral and right subclavian pseudoaneurysms, which were successfully resected with graft replacements.