ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Recurrent aneursyms following endovascular stent-grafting repair in vascular Behçet's disease
Aytaç Gülcü1, Naciye Sinem Gezer1, Erdem Erinç Silistreli2
Medical Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey
1Departments of Radiology, Medical Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey
2Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.9279
Endovascular stent-graft treatment is one of the treatment modalities in prevention of recurrent aneurysms at the anastomosis site which are common following surgical repair of aneurysms in vascular Behçet’s disease. Pseudoaneurysms may also develop at the distal and proximal landing zones of the stent-graft. In this article, we report a 38-year-old male case of vascular Behçet’s disease in whom ineffective immunosuppression resulted in the development of recurrent pseudoaneurysms at the proximal and distal ends of the stent graft and all around it. Although stent graft placement may be considered as an alternative treatment to surgery in patients with vascular Behçet’s disease, a relatively low, but ongoing risk of recurrent pseudoaneurysm still remains.
Keywords : Aortic pseudoaneurysm; endovascular stent-grafting repair; vascular Behçet’s disease
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