WILLIAM E. BARNETT, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WARREN W. MOORMAN, M.D.; BEN A. MERRICK, M.D.
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Thrombotic obliteration of the abdominal aorta was first described by Graham,1 who in 1814 reported a museum preparation of an aorta "plugged up with a laminated coagulum just above the bifurcation of the iliac arteries into which this substance extends." The history of this case was not available. In 1899 Welch2 reported 59 cases of embolism and thrombosis of the aorta, of which 14 were said to have been due to thrombosis. In 1921 Hesse3 summarized 73 cases of obliteration of the aortic bifurcation, of which thrombosis was responsible for 11. Subsequently, isolated case reports4-15 and small series or reviews16-25
BARNETT WE, MOORMAN WW, MERRICK BA. THROMBOTIC OBLITERATION OF THE ABDOMINAL AORTA: A REPORT OF SIX CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:944–965. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-5-944
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(5):944-965.
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