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Upper limb venous gangrene, a lethal condition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8359310     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Venous gangrene of the upper extremity is rare. It was the mode of presentation in a 41-year-old woman who died 10 days later of heart failure due to acute myocardial infarction. There is evidence from this and previous publications that patients with this condition tend to have characteristics in common. Most have either advanced malignant disease or seriously impaired myocardial function and venous gangrene usually occurs as a pre-terminal event. Treatment should be directed primarily at the underlying illness but there may be a case for early amputation if permitted by the general condition of the patient.
R Chandrasekar; D M Nott; L Enabi; A Bakran; P L Harris
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0950-821X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  1993 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-29     Completed Date:  1993-09-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709440     Medline TA:  Eur J Vasc Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vascular Surgery Unit, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Axillary Vein / pathology*
Forearm / blood supply*
Hand / blood supply*
Ischemia / pathology*
Myocardial Infarction / pathology
Thrombosis / pathology*
Veins / pathology

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