Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger's Disease) in an Elderly Man After Cessation of Cigarette Smoking -- A Case Report

Lie, J. T.
November 1987
Angiology;Nov1987, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p864
Academic Journal
Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) is an occlusive vascular disease that occurs almost exclusively in young male tobacco users. A unique case is documented here in which Buerger's disease affecting the upper limbs was diagnosed in a sixty-two-year-old man who was a cigarette smoker but had stopped smoking fifteen years earlier.


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