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gangrene affecting the extremities of both sides of the body; it is seen particularly in severe arteriosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and ball-valve thrombus.
symmetrical gangreneGangrene that affects both legs and arises in a background of prominent atherosclerosis.
Gangrene on opposite sides of the body in corresponding parts, usually the result of vasomotor disturbances. It is characteristic of Raynaud disease and Buerger disease.
See also: gangrene