Surgery Today

, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 383–386

Sigmoid Colon Perforation as an Unusual Complication of Behçet's Syndrome: Report of a Case

  • Mustafa Turan
  • Metin Şen
  • Ayhan Koyuncu
  • Cengiz Aydin
  • Sema Arici

DOI: 10.1007/s005950300087

Cite this article as:
Turan, M., Şen, M., Koyuncu, A. et al. Surg Today (2003) 33: 383. doi:10.1007/s005950300087

Abstract.

A 47-year-old man with long-standing Behçet'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 Behçet's disease, and we report this case to stress the importance of performing careful abdominal examination while evaluating patients with Behçet's disease.

Key words Behçet's disease Sigmoid colon perforation Inflammatory bowel disease 

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© Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mustafa Turan
    • 1
  • Metin Şen
    • 1
  • Ayhan Koyuncu
    • 1
  • Cengiz Aydin
    • 1
  • Sema Arici
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of General Surgery andTR
  2. 2. Pathology, Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine, 58140 Sivas, TurkeyTR

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