EUGENE L. ARMSTRONG, M.D., F.A.C.P.; W. L. ADAMS JR., M.D.; L. J. TRAGERMAN, M.D.; E. W. TOWNSEND, M.D.
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In 1833 Pegot1 observed a patient who presented the phenomena of dilated veins in the abdominal wall, with a caput Medusae and a loud venous murmur at the umbilicus. At necropsy a widely patent umbilical vein, a small but apparently grossly normal liver, and a large spleen were found. The details of this case were published and elaborated by Cruveilhier.2 He believed that the patient was probably suffering from a congenital defect of the umbilical circulation, with atrophy of the liver, probably secondary to this defect. In 1908, Baumgarten3 reported the case of a 16 year old boy who
ARMSTRONG EL, ADAMS WL, TRAGERMAN LJ, TOWNSEND EW. THE CRUVEILHIER-BAUMGARTEN SYNDROME; REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF TWO ADDITIONAL CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:113–151. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-1-113
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(1):113-151.
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