Behçet's aortitis mimicking aortic valve endocarditis with subaortic complications

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : Official Publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
Avinoam ShiranBasil S Lewis

Abstract

Behçet's disease is a systemic inflammatory disease with rare cardiac involvement. We present a case of Behçet's aortitis involving the aortic and mitral valves with vegetations resembling aortic valve endocarditis with subaortic complications. Recurrent aortitis after aortic valve replacement resulted in an aortic pseudoaneurysm formation with moderate perivalvular aortic regurgitation that stabilized with immunosuppressive therapy and without the need for additional cardiac operation.

Citations

Oct 16, 2009·Clinical Rheumatology·Yusuf SezenRamazan Geyik
Jan 17, 2014·Radiographics : a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc·Farhood SaremiDamián Sánchez-Quintana
Jul 8, 2008·Radiographics : a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc·Eun Jin ChaeTae-Hwan Lim

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Ascending Aorta Structure
Aortitis
Behcet Syndrome
Differential Diagnosis
Infective Endocarditis
Mitral Valve
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