EDGAR V. ALLEN, M.D.; FREDERICK A. WILLIUS, M.D.
It is probable that the process characteristic of thrombo-angiitis obliterans involves vessels in areas other than the extremities more commonly than is believed. Such involvement may only be recognized by careful clinical and pathologic investigation. We have not had an opportunity to examine cases of thrombo-angiitis obliterans after death. Necropsy was performed in seven cases recorded in the literature. Evidence of disease of the coronary arteries was found in four. A summary of these four cases follows:
Case reported by Buerger.—A man aged twenty-four years with thrombo-angiitis obliterans died suddenly following a Gritti-Stokes amputation of the right thigh. He had
ALLEN EV, WILLIUS FA. Disease of the Coronary Arteries Associated With Thrombo-Angiitis Obliterans of the Extremities1. Ann Intern Med. 1929;3:35–39. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-1-35
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