postphlebitic syndrome

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postphlebitic syndrome

 [pōst-flĕ-bit´ik]
a form of chronic venous stasis that follows an episode of phlebitis, owing to incompetent valves or occlusion in the veins. The patient usually experiences edema, lower limb discoloration, and pain. The most serious sequela of this condition is a stasis ulcer; poor circulation to the area makes such a lesion difficult to heal.

post·phle·bit·ic syn·drome

a state characterized by edema, pain, stasis dermatitis, cellulitis, and varicose veins, and in the late stages associated with ulceration of the lower leg, most often as a sequel to deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremity.

postphlebitic syndrome

Pain and swelling felt in a limb that has been affected by a blood clot in its deep veins (a deep vein thrombosis). It is usually relieved somewhat by elevating the limb and worsened when the limb is dependent. Synonym: postthrombotic syndrome
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