IRVING GREENFIELD, M.D.
The literature on the subject of thrombosis of the axillary vein is rather scant. The first description of this as a clinical entity was made in 1884 by Von Schrotter1 who expressed the opinion that thrombosis of the axillary vein followed an effort which resulted in a sudden stretching of the vein and compression of its walls. The damage thus produced in the vessel wall resulted in a localized phlebitis. In 1920, Cadenat2 reviewed the literature and collected 27 reported cases. Gould and Patey3 added eight cases of their own in 1928. Paggi4 in a review in 1933 was able
GREENFIELD I. THROMBOSIS OF THE AXILLARY VEIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:732–738. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-4-732
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(4):732-738.
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