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thromboangitis obliteransBuerger'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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