Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger Disease) Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Naiem Nassiri, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What is the pathophysiology of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What is the prevalence of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease) in the US?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What is the prognosis of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What should be included in patient education about thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

Presentation

What are the diagnostic criteria for thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What are the signs and symptoms of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

Which criteria are used to support or contest the diagnosis of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What are potential complications of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger Disease)?

Workup

Which tests are performed to confirm the diagnosis of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What are hallmark angiographic findings of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What is included in the long-term management of patients with thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What are the benefits of discontinued tobacco use in the treatment of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

Which pharmacologic therapies are used in the treatment of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What is the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

What are other options for treating thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

How are complications of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease) prevented?

Which specialists should be consulted in the treatment of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

Medications

What are goals of drug treatment for thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (Buerger disease)?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger Disease)?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs are used in the treatment of Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger Disease)?