thromboangitis obliterans


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thromboangitis obliterans

Buerger's disease Vascular surgery A disorder characterized by inflammation-induced obstruction of small arteries and veins; usually affects young ♂ with a Hx of smoking or chewing tobacco; it may accompany Raynaud's disease or automimmune disease Clinical Pain, tissue damage or destruction, ↑ risk infections, gangrene. See Vasculitis.
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* Patients presenting with critical limb ischemia due to thromboangitis obliterans often have no hope for limb salvage, for such cases, omental transplantation offers a procedure which can result in improved limb circulation and limb salvage.
* Single stage lumbar sympathectomy and omental transplantation is a better procedure in end state Thromboangitis obliterans with the advantages of a single stage operation and low cost.
Thromboangitis Obliterans; a study of the vascular lesions leading to spontaneous gangrene.
Trial of iloprost versus aspirin treatment for critical limb ischemia of thromboangitis obliterans. The TAO study, Lancet 1990;335;555-557.