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., ...More

ANGIOLOGY, vol.55, no.3, pp.325-328, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: ANGIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.