Management of Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm and Intracardiac Thrombus in a Young Male With Behçet’s Disease
Özgür Ulaş ÖZCAN, Adalet GÜRLEK, Görkem YILDIZ, İrem Müge AKBULUT, Eralp TUTAR, Çetin EROL
Department of Cardiology, Medical Faculty of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Behçet’s disease; intracardiac thrombus; pulmonary artery aneurysm
Pulmonary artery aneurysm associated with intracardiac thrombus is a rare complication of Behçet’s disease. In this article, we report a 26-yearold male admitted with massive hemoptysis. Pulmonary computed tomography angiogram demonstrated pulmonary artery aneurysm with thrombus. Echocardiography revealed a mobile right ventricular thrombus. The patient was treated with corticosteroids, cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, and colchicine without anticoagulant therapy. During follow-up, pulmonary artery aneurysm regressed, and no bleeding or thromboembolic event was observed.
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