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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Burger's disease (Thromboangitis Obliterans) continues to be a major surgical problem.
Histologically, BFD can be divided into two reaction groups, arteriosclerosis obliterans and thromboangitis obliterans, particularly affecting small vessels (35).
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