Buerger's disease with multisystem involvement a case report and a review of the literature

CALGUNERI M., OZTURK M., AY H., Arsava E. M. , ALTINOK D., Ertenli I., ...Daha Fazla

ANGIOLOGY, cilt.55, ss.325-328, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Dergi Adı: ANGIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.325-328


Buerger's disease is a recurrent inflammatory, nonatherosclerotic vasoocclusive disease, which typically affects small and medium-sized arteries, veins, and nerves of the upper and lower extremities. Systemic manifestations involving cerebral, mesenteric, and coronary arteries are exceptional. Moreover, multisystem involvement of 2 or more organs is extremely rare. The authors present a case of Buerger's disease in a patient who subsequently developed cerebral and bowel infarcts as well as cavernomatous transformation of the portal vein. Therefore, Buerger's disease, although rare, does have a chronic aggressive nature in some patients.