Multiple Perforations along the Entire Colon as a Complication of Intestinal Behcet's Disease: A Rare Case

Sekmen, Umit; Muftuoglu, Tolga; Sagiroglu, Julide; Gungor, Ozgun
April 2008
Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology;Apr-Jun2008, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p85
Academic Journal
Case Study
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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