Buerger’s disease (Thrombangitis Obliterans)

Buerger's disease (Thrombangitis Obliterans): This patient has Thrombangitis obliterans ( Buerger’s disease), a non-atherosclerotic, segmental, inflammatory disease that affects the small to medium-sized arteries and veins of the hands and feet that is closely associated with smoking. It is not a true vasculitis, rather, there are inflammatory occlusive thrombi found in the affected vessels. (Image Credit: Dr. Lori Albert)

This patient has Thrombangitis obliterans ( Buerger’s disease), a non-atherosclerotic, segmental, inflammatory disease that affects the small to medium-sized arteries and veins of the hands and feet that is closely associated with smoking. It is not a true vasculitis, rather, there are inflammatory occlusive thrombi found in the affected vessels. (Image Credit: Dr. Lori Albert)