Which Doppler ultrasonography findings suggest Behçet disease?

Updated: Dec 21, 2020
  • Author: Nicole Davey-Ranasinghe, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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In a study of lower-extremity vein thrombosis, patients with Behçet disease demonstrated the following findings on Doppler ultrasonography, compared with patients with thrombosis from other causes [44] :

  • Significantly more bilateral involvement
  • Less complete recanalization
  • More frequent collateral formation
  • Contiguous and symmetric pattern of venous involvement, affecting all deep and superficial veins of the lower extremities, with less affinity for crural veins

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