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arterial aneurysm in Behcet disease

Monday 16 September 2013

Coronary artery aneurysm is a rare coronary abnormality nearly half of which originates from atherosclerotic lesions. The major causes of non-atherosclerotic coronary aneurysms include coronary ectasia, Kawasaki disease, Takayasu aortitis, thoracic trauma and complicated angioplasty; however, it has been rarely reported associated with Behcet disease.

References

- Giant Left Anterior Descending Artery Aneurysm in a Patient with Behcet’s Disease. Geyik B, Ozdemir O, Ozeke O, Duru E. Heart Lung Circ. 2005 Dec;14(4):262. PMID: 16360997