A garland of symmetrical, fine dilatated veins in the course of the lower thorax aperture, particularly seen in men over 50 years of age. It is caused by a constitutionally chronic oedema of the lungs.
- H. Sahli:
Über das Vorkommen und die diagnostische Bedeutung einer Zone ektasierter feinster Hautgefässe in der Nähe der unteren Lungengrenze.
Correspondenz-Blatt für Schweizer Aerzte.
Lehrbuch der klinischen Untersuchungsmethoden. 6th edition, 1913.
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