In contrast to arteriosclerosis, which is anatomically a generalized phenomenon, phlebosclerosis is segmental in its distribution because its genesis is largely dependent upon local conditions. This accounts for the fact that few broadly perspective studies on the pathogenesis of phlebosclerosis are extant. Furthermore, the study of phlebosclerosis has hitherto been viewed with indifference, because clinically it has not the ominous connotation of arteriosclerosis.
Therefore, a systematic study of phlebosclerosis in a number of localizations was carried out from 1953 to 1957. To observe relationships, a section of the inferior vena cava between the hepatic veins and the renal vein, the
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MOSCHCOWITZ E. THE PATHOGENESIS OF PHLEBOSCLEROSIS: ITS RELATION TO ARTERIOSCLEROSIS. III. PHLEBOSCLEROSIS OF THE INFERIOR VENA CAVA(THE PATHOGENESIS OF PHLEBOSCLEROSIS: ITS RELATION TO ARTERIOSCLEROSIS. III. PHLEBOSCLEROSIS OF THE INFERIOR VENA CAVA*). Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:1236–1245. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-6-1236
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(6):1236-1245.
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