Small intestine & ampulla

Inflammatory disorders

Behçet disease



Last author update: 1 August 2012
Last staff update: 24 July 2023

Copyright: 2003-2024, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

PubMed Search: Behçet disease small bowel

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
Page views in 2023: 938
Page views in 2024 to date: 175
Cite this page: Gulwani H. Behçet disease. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/smallbowelbehcet.html. Accessed February 22nd, 2024.
Definition / general
  • Rare immune mediated systemic vasculitis that often presents with mucous membrane ulceration and ocular problems (Wikipedia: Behçet Disease [Accessed 12 February 2018])
  • GI involvement in 10% of cases, usually ileum and cecum
  • Punched out ulcers that may perforate
  • Perivascular inflammation, necrotizing and nonnecrotising lymphocytic vasculitis affecting small veins and venules is often present
  • Also aphthous stomatitis, genital ulcers, relapsing iritis
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images

Images hosted on other servers:

Ulcers - site unspecified

Back to top
Image 01 Image 02