Middle cerebral artery aneurysm associated with Behcet's disease - Case report

Kocak A., Cayli S., Ates O., Sarac K.

NEUROLOGIA MEDICO-CHIRURGICA, vol.44, no.7, pp.368-371, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.2176/nmc.44.368
  • Page Numbers: pp.368-371


A 37-year-old man with Behcet's disease suffered secondary subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hematoma in the right temporal lobe caused by a ruptured aneurysm of the right middle cerebral artery. The aneurysm was successfully clipped. Aneurysm formation is common in the visceral arteries in Behcet's disease, but extremely rare in the intracranial arteries. Vasculitis may be involved in the etiology of intracranial aneurysms in patients with Behcet's disease.