Case Report
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World J Gastrointest Surg. Apr 27, 2024; 16(4): 1184-1188
Published online Apr 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i4.1184
Successful splenic artery embolization in a patient with Behçet’s syndrome-associated splenic rupture: A case report
Guang-Zhao Zhu, Dong-Hua Ji
Guang-Zhao Zhu, Dong-Hua Ji, Department of Interventional Therapy, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116011, Liaoning Province, China
Author contributions: Zhu GZ and Ji DH carried out the studies, participated in collecting data, and drafted the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Dong-Hua Ji, MD, Professor, Department of Interventional Therapy, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, No. 222 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116011, Liaoning Province, China.
Received: October 23, 2023
Peer-review started: October 23, 2023
First decision: January 6, 2024
Revised: February 2, 2024
Accepted: March 6, 2024
Article in press: March 6, 2024
Published online: April 27, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: This study presents a case of splenic rupture associated with Behçet’s syndrome (BS). BS was confirmed using the International Criteria for Behçet’s Disease. The patient opted for splenic artery embolization (SAE) over splenectomy, resulting in successful hematoma control. The patient’s postoperative recovery was favorable, with no complications, suggesting the effectiveness of SAE in BS-associated splenic rupture management. These findings emphasize the significance of early BS diagnosis and the potential benefits of SAE in selected cases, contributing to the understanding and treatment of this rare but critical manifestation of BS.