Major arterial involvement and review of Behcet's Disease

Alpagut U., Ugurlucan M., Dayioglu E.

ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY, vol.21, no.2, pp.232-239, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.avsg.2006.12.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.232-239
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Behcet's disease was first defined by Hulusi Behcet in 1937 as a multisystemic disorder with characteristic pathologic findings including recurrent orogenital ulcers, vascular disorders, and ocular and cutaneous lesions. The disease is mostly encountered at the third and fourth decades of life and especially prevalent in Mediterranean and Far East Asia. Behcet's disease may have both venous and arterial manifestations. The arterial form is rare but it is bore with its manner and to consider recurrent surgical treatments. In this retrospective study, we reviewed the literature related to Behcet's disease and discussed in respect to vascular involvement and the prognosis of surgical treatment.