PULMONARY HYPERTENSION SECONDARY TO PULMONARY ARTERY COMPRESSION BY A PSEUDO ANERYSM OF THE AORTIC ARCH REVEALING BEHCET DISEASE
Amin Ahminedache*, Hatim Essaber, Meryem Erghouni, Nadia Fellat and Rokaya Fellat
Pulmonary artery compression is a rare complication of the ascending aorta aneurysm which results in pulmonary hypertension and later on to right ventricle failure. All causes and all sites of the ascending aorte aneurysms can cause compression. The general outcome is poor. It depends on the underlying cause but also the timing of the repair. We report the case of a young patient who presents a compression of the pulmonary artery by an aneurysm of the aortic arch whose etiological investigation concluded to a Behcet's disease.
Keywords: Pulmonary artery compression, Behcet disease, ascending aorta aneurysm.
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