Sigmoid colon perforation as an unusual complication of Behcet's syndrome: Report of a case


TURAN M., SEN M., KOYUNCU A., AYDIN C. , Aric S.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.33, no.5, pp.383-386, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s005950300087
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.383-386

Abstract

A 47-year-old man with long-standing Behcet's syndrome presented with an acute abdomen, and was found to have perforation of the sigmoid colon. Laparotomy revealed gangrenous changes in the sigmoid colon and perforation in the center of the affected segment. This is a very rare complication of Behcet's disease, and we report this case to stress the importance of performing careful abdominal examination while evaluating patients with Behcet's disease.