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Title: Uncommon presentation of Behçet's syndrome
Subtitle: Aortic aneurysm and dissection due to Behçet's syndrome
Author(s): UCER, Ekrem , ONER, A. Orcun , ERDINLER, Izzet Celal
Journal: Acta Cardiologica
Volume: 61 Issue: 3 Date: June 2006
Aneurysm and dissections localized to the ascending aorta are usually encountered in patients with atherosclerosis and hypertension. Behçet’s syndrome is a rare vasculitic syndrome occasionally responsible for inflammation in small to large vessels. Aneurysm formation and dissection in the ascending aorta due to Behçet’s disease is an even rarer presentation of this vasculitis that will bediscussed in conjunction with a case presentation.