External carotid artery pseudoaneurysm and internal juguler vein thrombosis following tooth extraction in a case of Behçet’s disease
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Behçet’s disease is a multisystemic inflammatory disease of unknown cause, presenting with vasculitis. Complications such as pseudoaneurysm or thrombosis may be seen due to major vein and artery involvement in addition to vasculitis causing clinical manifestations. Major artery complications are seen most commonly in the aorta, pulmonary, femoral, subclavian or carotid artery. The involvement of an extracranial artery, particularly the external carotid artery is uncommon in the literature. In our case, the clinical and radiologic findings of a young male Behçet patient with an external carotid artery pseudoaneurysm and internal jugular vein thrombosis following tooth extraction is presented together with the relevant literature. No such complication of Behçet’s disease following a dental manipulation has previously been reported in the literature. .