In recent years interest in abdominal visceral infarction has been reawakened.1 Much of the literature, however, has been concerned with mesenteric vascular occlusion and its effect on the gastro-intestinal tract.2 The purpose of the present communication is to record a case of thrombosis of the omental venous system not associated with venous thrombosis elsewhere in the abdomen or with torsion of the omentum.
REPORT OF A CASE
—C. F., a 53 year old white man, entered the Bellevue Hospital on June 3, 1936, because of dyspnea, orthopnea and swelling of the ankles. Since 1929, when a 4 plus Wassermann reaction of the blood was discovered, he had received intensive antisyphilitic therapy. A diagnosis of arteriosclerotic, hypertensive syphilitic cardiac disease was made in 1934, when the patient was first seen, suffering from cardiac failure. Except for moderate diminution of cardiac reserve and occasional attacks of severe precordial pain,