thromboangitis obliterans


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thromboangitis obliterans

[¦thräm·bō·an′jīd·əs ȯ′blid·ə‚ranz]
(medicine)
Thrombosis with organization and a variable degree of associated inflammation in the arteries and veins of the extremities, occasionally of the viscera, progressing to fibrosis about these structures and associated nerves, and complicated by ischemic changes in the parts supplied. Also known as Buerger's disease.
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On Cardio vascular System- Atherosclerosis, Stroke, Thromboangitis obliterans.
Patients presenting with critical limb ischemia due to thromboangitis obliterans often have no hope for limb salvage, for such cases, omental transplantation offers a procedure which can result in improved limb circulation and limb salvage.
Histologically, BFD can be divided into two reaction groups, arteriosclerosis obliterans and thromboangitis obliterans, particularly affecting small vessels (35).