Ömer Yalkın1 , Fatih Altıntoprak2 , Enis Dikicier1 , Mustafa Yener Uzunoğlu1 , Zeynep Kahyaoğlu3

1Department of General Surgery, Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Sakarya University School of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey


Behçet’s disease is a systemic inflammatory disease that may affect multiple organs. However, intraabdominal complications requiring surgical intervention are rare in the natural course of the disease. A 32-year-old male patient with Behçet’s disease who had been followed for 5 years with a diagnosis of acute abdominal syndrome was operated on twice in 18 days. Intestinal ischemia was identified in different segments of the jejenum during each operation. Recurrent segmental intestinal ischemia within a short time interval is rare, although the gastrointestinal involvement can be seen in the normal course of Behçet’s disease.

Keywords: Behçet’s disease, intestinal Behçet’s disease, vasculitis, small bowel ischemia

Cite this paper as: Yalkın Ö, Altıntoprak F, Dikicier E, Uzunoğlu MY, Kahyaoğlu Z. Recurrent intestinal ischemia related to Behçet’s Disease. Turk J Surg 2018; 10.5152/turkjsurg.2018.3804.

This study was presented at the “19th National Congress of Surgery’’ ‘’16-20, April 2014’’ ‘’Antalya, Turkey.’’


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - F.A., O.Y.; Design - F.A.; Supervision - E.D.; Resource - M.Y.U.; Materials - Z.K., M.Y.U.; Data Collection and/or Processing - O.Y., M.Y.U.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - F.A., E.D.; Literature Search - F.A., O.Y.; Writing Manuscript - F.A.; Critical Reviews - E.D.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.