Management of extensive venous thrombosis following cardiac surgery in a patient with Behcet's disease

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Ilhan G., BOZOK S., UGUZ E., KARAMUSTAFA H., Karakisi S. O., SENER E.

VASA-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF VASCULAR MEDICINE, vol.41, no.4, pp.301-305, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Behcet's disease is a multisystemic vasculitis of unknown etiology, which is characterized by recurrent urogenital ulceration, cutaneous eruptions, ocular manifestations, arthritis and vasculitis, and its diagnosis is based on clinical criteria. Herein, we report a case of a patient with Behcet's disease, who was successfully managed with anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory therapy for disseminated venous thrombosis leading to pleural effusion, Budd-Chiari syndrome and central nervous system involvement following coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.