S. F. HORNE, M.D.; A. C. CURTIS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; E. A. KAHN, M.D.
One of the most important advances in the treatment of hypertension is the bilateral supradiaphragmatic splanchnicectomy and lower dorsal sympathetic ganglionectomy.4, 5, 9 However, the articles written on the subject have been concerned entirely with patients who have had essential or malignant hypertension. No reports have been presented in which this operation was performed for hypertension secondary to a generalized disease. This report is of one case of periarteritis nodosa, in which the outstanding lesion is arterial necrosis and one of disseminated lupus erythematosus in which the striking finding is widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagenous tissue, necrosis of the
S. F. HORNE, A. C. CURTIS, E. A. KAHN. SPLANCHNICECTOMY FOR HYPERTENSION IN LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS AND PERIARTERITIS NODOSA(SPLANCHNICECTOMY FOR HYPERTENSION IN LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS AND PERIARTERITIS NODOSA*). Ann Intern Med. 1950;32:1202–1206. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-6-1202
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(6):1202-1206.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Lupus Erythematosus, Nephrology.
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