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December 1937

MULTIPLE PERIPHERAL ANEURYSMS ASSOCIATED WITH NONSYPHILITIC DEGENERATION OF THE TUNICA MEDIA

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Department of Surgery and the Department of Pathology of Cornell University Medical College and the New York Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1937;35(6):1052-1073. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1937.01190180024003
Abstract

While multiple small aneurysms of the cerebral and of the pulmonary vessels have been discovered at necropsy, and multiple aneurysms of various of the individual intra-abdominal arterial trunks have been found at operation and at postmortem examination, but relatively few cases of multiple peripheral aneurysms have been reported. Among these may be mentioned the cases of Monro,1 Kolodny,2 Aloi,3 Wilbur,4 Lemonnier and Bouysset5 and Leriche and Jung.6 However, only in the case reported by Aloi, in which aneurysms developed in both popliteal spaces, were all the aneurysms treated surgically.

We wish, therefore, to present a clinical and a pathologic study of a remarkable case, one in which there were at least five major peripheral aneurysms involving the left femoral, right femoral, right popliteal, right subclavian and left axillary arteries; while the aorta and its primary branches were also the seat of the disease which

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