Rupture of the abdominal aorta in a 13-year-old girl secondary to Behcet disease: A case report

Kutay V., Yakut C., Ekim H.

JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY, vol.39, no.4, pp.901-902, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jvs.2003.12.020
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.901-902
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Behcet disease is a multisystemic vasculitis of unknown origin. The vascular complications as a result of the disease are rare in the pediatric age group. We report a 13-year-old patient with vasculo-Behcet disease with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm without a formerly known history of Beh et disease. Urgent aortoiliac bypass with a polytetrafluoroethylene graft was performed with success, and the patient has also received corticosteroid and immunosuppressive drug therapy.