Thoracic Manifestations of the Angiobehçet


Angiobehçet; aneurysm; thrombosis; cardiac involvement; chest localization

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Senhaji L, Alami B, Amara B, El Biaze M, Benjelloun MC, Serraj M. Thoracic Manifestations of the Angiobehçet. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2019Oct.1 [cited 2020Mar.29];6. Available from:


Introduction: Vascular involvement in Behçet's disease affects 5 to 40% of patients. All vessels regardless of their type, size or location can be affected. This impairment is serious and can be life-threatening.
Patients and methods : We collected 12 cases from January 2010 to January 2017. These were 11 men and 1 woman with an average age of 32.5 years. The venous involvement involved 11 patients with thrombosis of the upper vena cava (VCS) in 6 patients, thrombophlebitis of the lower limbs in 5 patients and thrombosis of the lower vena cava and hepatic veins in 1 patient. The arterial involvement affected 9 patients (75%) with aneurysm of the pulmonary arteries in 5 patients and a pulmonary embolism in 5 others. The cardiac involvement concerned half of the patients with pericarditis type in 3 patients and intra-cardiac thrombus in 4 patients.
Conclusion: Thoracic involvement of the angiobehçet is frequent and severe, requiring rapid diagnosis and intense specific therapy to improve its prognosis.
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