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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 December;39(6):803-5
Successful repair of cardio-Behçet’s disease with aortic and mitral regurgitation
Zaharia M., Sasaki Sh., Matsui Y., Shiiya N., Murashita T., Yasuda K.
From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
A case of Behçet’s disease with cardiac involvement of aortic and mitral regurgitation is presented. The patient underwent aortic and mitral valve replacement, along with plication of the ascending aorta. Histological examination revealed chronic inflammation with degenerative changes, consistent with Behçet’s disease. Anti-inflammatory therapy using prednisolone was maintained throughout the postoperative period. This is the first case of cardio-Behçet’s disease surgically treated for both aortic and mitral valves with a successful long-term survival.