Giant Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Aneurysm in a Patient with Behcet's Disease

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Meric M., Oztas D. M., Ugurlucan M., Tireli E., Dayioglu E.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.37, no.4, pp.605-608, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.21470/1678-9741-2020-0665
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.605-608
  • Keywords: Behcet Syndrome, Coronary Aneurysm, Vasculitis, Dissection, Heart Disease Risk Factors, ACUTE MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, INVOLVEMENT
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Coronary artery involvement is quite rare in the course of Behcet's disease. Complications secondary to coronary artery aneurysms, including rupture, dissection, and myocardial ischemia, may be fatal. In young patients without cardiovascular risk factors, systemic inflammatory vasculitis syndromes should be investigated in case of acute coronary syndrome secondary to dilated coronary arteries. In this report, we present our management strategy in a 31-year-old male patient with Bechet's disease.