Buerger's Disease in Women. A Case Report with Critical Approach to the Literature

Cavallaro, A.; Meloni, R.; Sciacca, V.; Transi, M.G.; DiGiacomo, V.
March 1985
Angiology;Mar1985, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p191
Academic Journal
The Authors describe a case of arteritis of the lower limbs in a woman, in which the clinico-angiographical features were suggestive for Buerger's disease, and this was confirmed by histological examination of the left posterior tibial artery. A bilateral lumbar sympathectomy was effective at least in slowing the course of the disease.


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