Pulmonary and Thoracic Vascular Involvement in Behcet's Disease on CTDamgaci L*
Department of Radiology, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Lale Damgaci
Department of Radiology
Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara
Ankara 06100, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 31, 2017; Accepted date: June 13, 2017; Published date: June 20, 2017
Citation: Damgaci L (2017) Pulmonary and Thoracic Vascular Involvement in Behçet’s Disease on CT. OMICS J Radiol 6:263. doi: 10.4172/2167-7964.1000263
Copyright: © 2017 Damgaci L. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Behçet’s disease (BD) is characterized by recurrent oral and genital ulcerations, ocular and additional clinical manifestations. The exact cause of the disease is unknown. Thoracic manifestations of BD show a wide spectrum including vascular, mediastinal, pleural and parenchymal involvement. CT is the imaging modality that provides the assessment of the thoracic presentations of BD. The typical presentations of BD are aneurysms of the pulmonary arteries and venous occlusion.
Aneurysms of the aorta, occlusion of vena cava superior, venous aneurysms, mediastinal lymphadenopathy, mediastinal fibrosis, pneumonia, pulmonary hemorrhage, infarction, pleural and pericardial effusions, and pleural nodules are other thoracic manifestations of BD. Assessment of these thoracic involvements can be used in the diagnosis of BD.