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RMJ. 2015; 40(3): 333-336


Behcet’s disease with extracranial carotid artery aneurysm. A report of two cases

Mohammed Rashaideh, Mohammed Al-Rawashdeh, Eyad Almsafeh, Tareq Smarneh, Omar Al-zoubi.

Abstract
Behcet’s disease (BD) is a multisystem chronic inflammatory disease that’s characterized by recurrent oral, genital ulcers and eye involvement. Vascular involvement is not uncommon, encountered in 7-29 % of patients, mostly as venous occlusions. We report two cases of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms (ECCA) in behcet disease, which is an extremely rare pathology.
The Patients aged 35 years and 45 years. Both presented as enlarging pulsatile neck mass, and both underwent open surgical repair

Key words: Behcet’s disease, carotid aneurysm, false aneurysm.



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