symmetrical gangrene


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sym·met·ri·cal gan·grene

gangrene affecting the extremities of both sides of the body; it is seen particularly in severe arteriosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and ball-valve thrombus.
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symmetrical gangrene

Gangrene that affects both legs and arises in a background of prominent atherosclerosis.
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symmetrical gangrene

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
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