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In this monograph Dr. Wenger has reviewed some 800 cases of endocardial fibro-elastosis from the literature and has reported 40 cases of his own. The result of his labors is a useful collection of data and references dealing with this poorly understood disorder. The author distinguishes five "types" of endocardial fibrotic change and divides his material therefore into these five major categories: (1) Endocardial fibro-elastosis, (2) Endomyocardial fibrosis, (3) Endocarditis parietalis fibroplastica, (4) Endocardial changes in the carcinoid syndrome, and (5) Secondary patchy endocardial fibrosis of the adult.
Irrespective of the validity of this division, these headings allow the author
Endokardfibrosen: Klinik, Therapie, Pathologie.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:168–169. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-1-168_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(1):168-169.
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