Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Online ISSN : 2186-1005
Print ISSN : 1341-1098
ISSN-L : 1341-1098
Case Reports
Multiple Recurrent Pseudoaneurysms after Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in a Patient with Behçet’s Disease
Yohei YamamotoYoshinori InoueTsuyoshi IchinoseMasato NishizawaKimihiro IgariTakahiro ToyofukuToshifumi Kudo
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2018 Volume 24 Issue 6 Pages 315-319


In Behçet’s disease (BD) patients, endovascular repair is a reasonable alternative treatment for aortic aneurysms to avoid postoperative anastomotic pseudoaneurysms. However, there are some complications that may occur after endovascular repair. We herein report the case of a 40-year-old man with active BD developed recurrent aortic pseudoaneurysms at the proximal and distal margins of the stent graft and a femoral puncture site pseudoaneurysm 3 months after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. The aortic pseudoaneurysms were treated endovascularly, including the use of the chimney technique for the proximal pseudoaneurysm close to the renal arteries and the femoral pseudoaneurysm with surgical excision and reconstruction. Intensive immunosuppressive therapy was initiated immediately after the operation. The patient is in good condition without any complications at 8-month follow-up. This case suggests the utility of the chimney technique and postoperative immediate intensive immunosuppressive therapy in treating recurrent aortic pseudoaneurysms in emergency, active BD patients.

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