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Medical Term:

thromboangiitis obliterans


Definition: inflammation of the entire wall and connective tissue surrounding medium-sized arteries and veins, especially of the legs of young and middle-aged men; associated with thrombotic occlusion and commonly resulting in gangrene.

Synonym(s): Buerger disease, Winiwarter-Buerger disease

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