ROBERT F. ACKERMAN, M.D.; J. EARLE ESTES, M.D.
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Thrombophlebitis is recognized not only as a syndrome per se, but also as a signal that some basic pathologic state may exist elsewhere in the body of the person afflicted. That an episode of thrombophlebitis may be associated with some systemic illness has been stressed by Trousseau,1 Cooper and Barker,2 Barker,3 and Thompson.4 Cooper and Barker and Thompson have emphasized the association of thrombophlebitis with malignant tumors. It has been stated that carcinoma of the pancreas is particularly prone to be related with episodes of thrombophlebitis. However, malignant tumors of the pelvis, retroperitoneal space, stomach, lung and breast also have
ACKERMAN RF, ESTES JE. PROGNOSIS IN IDIOPATHIC THOMBOPHLEBITIS*. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:902–910. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-34-4-902
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(4):902-910.
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