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Joint Bone Spine
Volume 71, n° 6
pages 577-579 (novembre 2004)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jbspin.2003.08.004
Received : 10 June 2003 ;  accepted : 22 August 2003
Angio-Behçet with vertebral erosion: an exceptional Behçet’s complication and literature review
 

Marcello Barros , Francisco Lozano, Arturo Almazán, Raquel Arias
Vascular Surgery Unit of the University Hospital of Salamanca, University of Salamanca, Paseo de San Vicente s/n, 37007 Salamanca, Spain 

*Corresponding author. Departamento de Cirugía, Facultad de Medicina, Avda. Alfonso X El Sabio s/n, 37007 Salamanca, Spain.
Abstract

Behçet’s disease is a multisystem disorder commonly seen in Japan and in Mediterranean countries characterized by a vasculitis of unknown origin. In this work, we describe a case of a 47-year-old man with Behçet’s disease of 28 years evolution who presented with a common lumbago and revealed to have a rare case of destruction of the third lumbar vertebra due to a giant pseudoaneurysm of the right iliac artery. In the discussion, we make a brief review of the literature on the subject and analyze the existence of three similar cases.

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Keywords : Vasculo-Behçet, Pseudoaneurysm, Behçet’s disease, Vertebral erosion




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