Buerger’s Disease Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Buerger’s Disease is a disease with occlusion of the small arteries of the legs or hands, which is common in young, smoking men. It usually occurs when the wound on the feet does not heal during nail clipping, and the wound grows and becomes infected over time. It can cause loss of toes and feet in the advanced period. Delay in diagnosis causes this advanced condition. Peripheral angiography or computed tomographic angiography is sufficient for diagnosis.
Patients describe pain when walking and lifting their feet up. By hanging your foot, the pain is reduced, but the swelling of the foot increases. Stress, cold and exertion trigger pain.
Because the occluded artery is thin and distally wide, bypass is usually not possible. Artificial or venous bypass surgeries performed below the knee are very rarely appropriate. In addition, trying to open it angiographically will cause more damage to the lumen (wall) of the vessel, causing clot cells to accumulate in order to heal the damaged vessel wall and cause the obstruction to be moved to higher levels. In other words, after a short time, the complaints become more than before and accelerates the loss of limbs.