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          VOLUME 44 / ISSUE 4

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5 - Pulmonary artery aneurysms in behcet disease: a case report with multislice computed tomography

Çağrı Şenyücel

Behcet’s disease is a multisystem disorder of unknown cause that is characterized by vasculitis. Pulmonary vascular problems such as pulmonary artery aneurysms  due to Behcet’s disease are reported to indicate poor prognosis and high mortality. We describe a 19-year-old man who presented with hemoptysis. He had a history of recurrent oral and  genital aphthous ulcerations for 15 months.  The diagnosis of Behcet’s disease was made on the basis of  the criteria published by the International Study Group for Behcet’s Disease. His chest X-ray showed bilateral hilar enlargement. A multislice computed tomography (CT) scan  showed bilateral multiple pulmonary aneurysm with intramural thrombosis  Multislice CT could be used successfully in Behcet’s  disease for the diagnosis of pulmonary involvement.

Keywords: Behcet disease, pulmonary artery, aneurysm, computed tomography

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