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Superior mesenteric artery aneurysm in Behçet's disease

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Behçet's disease is a multisystem disorder characterized by recurrent orogenital ulcerations and uveitis. Vascular involvement can include both arteries and veins, with a preponderance of venous lesions. Aneurysms of splanchnic arteries due to Behçet' s disease have been rarely reported. We present an unusual case of superior mesenteric artery aneurysm due to Behçet's disease diagnosed by ultrasonography and angiography.

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Men, S., Özmen, M.N., Balkanci, F. et al. Superior mesenteric artery aneurysm in Behçet's disease. Abdom Imaging 19, 333–334 (1994).

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  • Behçet's disease
  • Mesenteric artery, aneurysm