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Peripheral arterial occlusion in acute promyelocytic leukemia.
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PMID:  10353683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 16-year-old Caucasian teenager developed fatigue, abdominal pain, pneumonia, and subsequently acute vascular occlusion of the left superficial femoral artery. Vascular assessment and heparin therapy lead to bone marrow aspiration and a diagnosis of acute promyelocytic leukemia. Treatment with chemotherapy prevented loss of limb and avoided further vascular surgery. Young patients with acute vascular occlusion require an in-depth assessment including attention to hematological disorders. Clots obtained on thromboembolectomy should be sent for pathological assessment and not discarded, especially in an unusual-age patient for arterial embolus.
R J DiGiovanni; P Crilley; M D Kerstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular surgery (London, England)     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0967-2109     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-08     Completed Date:  1999-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308765     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Allegheny University Hospitals/Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University, Philadelphia 19102-1192, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Femoral Artery*
Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute / complications*
Thrombosis / etiology,  surgery

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