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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-87

Multiple perforations along the entire colon as a complication of intestinal Behcet's disease: A rare case


Department of General Surgery, Haydarpasa Numune Education and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Umit Sekmen
Haydarpasa Numune Egt. Ve Aras. Hast., Genel Cerrahi Klinigi, Istanbul
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.39625

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Colonic complications of Behcet's disease due to intestinal involvement are rarely reported in the literature. Ulcers are the most frequently seen intestinal complications that cause bleeding and perforation predominantly in the ileocecal region. In this article, we report a patient with Behcet's disease who presented with multiple perforations along the entire colon. Postoperative histopathological examination revealed multiple ulcers containing lymphocytic infiltrations in the small peripheral and submucosal venules. Intimal thickening and fresh intraluminal fibrin thrombosis were also seen in these venules.


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