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Microembolization from atheroembolic disease or aneurysm. A case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8699345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cyanosis of the digits may have several etiologies ranging from trauma to connective tissue disease; however, the most common cause of the so-called blue toe syndrome is atheroembolic disease or aneurysm and is frequently misdiagnosed on initial presentation. Pedal pulses are often palpable which may misdirect the physician from a diagnosis of vascular pathology. Furthermore, the proximal source of embolic shower may be far from the sight of symptoms. Noninvasive vascular testing, peripheral angiography, abdominal and popliteal ultrasonography, and echocardiography are all techniques that may be beneficial in discovering the origin of emboli. Atheroembolisms and aneurysms can be limb-threatening or life-threatening and hence early diagnosis is imperative.
B D Caldwell; V S Marrochello
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association     Volume:  86     ISSN:  8750-7315     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-04     Completed Date:  1996-09-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501423     Medline TA:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Podiatric Medicine, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Arteriosclerosis / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Blue Toe Syndrome / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Embolism, Cholesterol / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Femoral Artery* / radiography

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