What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Behçet disease?

Updated: Dec 21, 2020
  • Author: Nicole Davey-Ranasinghe, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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GI presentations that require surgical intervention include the following:

  • Intestinal stenosis
  • Lesions unresponsive to medical therapy
  • Fistula formation
  • Perforation
  • Severe bleeding

Surgery may also be considered in the following circumstances:

  • Pulmonary aneurysms and areas that incur ischemic damage due to vasculitis or thrombosis may require resection
  • Ventricular aneurysms, coronary thrombosis, and endocardial fibrosis are occasionally amenable to surgery
  • Glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment occasionally warrant surgical intervention
  • Neurosurgery may be required to correct some CNS aneurysms and clots

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