HAROLD C. LUETH, Ph.D., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Thrombosis of the aorta, an uncommon and serious condition, has been recognized since Graham's description in 1814. Occasional cases were subsequently reported, so that Welch1 was able to collect 59 cases of thrombosis and embolism in 1898. The number had increased to 94 in 19222 and Banovitch and Ira3 in their summary of the literature cited 105 cases in 1928. Since then a number of cases have been reported yearly.
A majority of the reported cases were associated with chronic arterial and cardiac diseases. Many of them followed mitral stenosis and auricular fibrillation. The location of the thrombus varied, but
LUETH HC. THROMBOSIS OF THE ABDOMINAL AORTA; A REPORT OF FOUR CASES SHOWING THE VARIABILITY OF SYMPTOMS1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:1167–1173. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-7-1167
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(7):1167-1173.
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