Massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding associated with solitary rectal ulcer in a patient with Behçet’s disease

  • C. Bes | cemalbes@hotmail.com Department of Rheumatology, Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Turkey.
  • Ü. Dağlı Department of Gastroenterology, Başkent University, Turkey.
  • F. Yılmaz Department of Pathology, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey.
  • M. Soy Department of Rheumatology, Hisar Intercontinental Hospital, Turkey.

Abstract

Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is a rare benign disorder that has a wide range of clinical presentations and variable endoscopic fi ndings which makes it diffi cult to diagnose and treat. The clinical and endoscopic picture in this condition can also mimic malign ulceration, malignancy or Crohn’s disease. Behçet’s disease can affect the gastrointestinal tract. However to the best of our knowledge, no case with solitary rectal ulceration has been reported so far in literature. We herein present a patient diagnosed with Behçet’s disease admitted to our clinic with rectal bleeding due to solitary rectal ulceration.

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Published
2015-09-16
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Keywords:
Solitary rectal ulcer, gastrointestinal bleeding, Behçet’s disease.
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Bes, C., Dağlı, Ü., Yılmaz, F., & Soy, M. (2015). Massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding associated with solitary rectal ulcer in a patient with Behçet’s disease. Reumatismo, 67(2), 82-84. https://doi.org/10.4081/reumatismo.2015.819