Neuroimaging Manifestations of Behcet’s Disease: A Retrospective Study from the Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey

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Number of pages : 64-69

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In this article, we aimed to emphasize the importance of neuroimaging together with neurological examination in the early diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular pathologies in Behçet's disease (BD), in terms of diagnosis, differential diagnosis and prevention of complications. A retrospective evaluation was made of cases diagnosed with BD disease who presented at our hospital with neurological findings between 2010 and 2017. Multi-slice computed tomography and magnetic resonance images obtained from these patients were retrospectively evaluated. Retrospective evaluation was made of a total of 121 patients (63 males, 58 females) with neurological symptoms who underwent neuroimaging. The most common symptom was headache and the most common finding (89%) determined was in the brain parenchyma. Of the vascular origin pathologies, thrombus in the superior sagittal sinus was most often determined (15%). Early diagnosis of neurological findings in BD is important in respect of preventing cerebrovascular complications.

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