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A case of phlegmesia cerulea dolens after dialysis catheter insertion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21995481     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Phlegmesia cerulea dolens (PCD) is a rare complication of deep vein thrombosis characterized by massive venous thrombosis leading to arterial compromise and tissue ischaemia. PCD carries high morbidity and mortality and is an often times overlooked cause of acute limb ischaemia that must be recognized and treated promptly. Early referral for percutaneous catheter directed thrombectomy offers an alternative to thrombolysis in patients who present with venous gangrene or fail anticoagulation therapy. A case of PCD is presented in a 71-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease 3 days after right femoral dialysis catheter placement.
Authors:
Afif Jean Mufarrij; Eveline Hitti
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1742-6723     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med Australas     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101199824     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Australas     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  644-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 The Authors. EMA © 2011 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine.
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Riad El-Solh/Beirut, Lebanon.
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