phlegmasia alba dolens


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phlegmasia

 [fleg-ma´zhah]
old term for inflammation.
phlegmasia al´ba do´lens phlebitis of the femoral vein, with swelling of the lower limb, usually without redness, a condition that sometimes follows childbirth or an acute febrile illness. Called also milk leg.
phlegmasia ceru´lea do´lens an acute fulminating form of deep venous thrombosis, with pronounced edema and severe cyanosis of the limb.

phlegmasia alba dolens

Etymology: Gk, phlegmone, inflammation; L, albus, white, dolens, painful
thrombophlebitis of the femoral vein, resulting in pain and edema of the leg. It may occur after childbirth or a severe febrile illness. Also called thrombotic phlegmasia.
Extensive deep vein or iliofemoral thrombosis due to stasis of uterine blood, accompanied by painful swelling and pallor of the entire leg, a condition once common in parturition—hence, ‘milk leg’—more often seen in recent abdominal or pelvic surgery; with progression, veins become thrombosed, blood can’t return to heart, leg becomes cool, painful—cyanotic phlegmasia (cerulea dolens)—painful blue leg

phlegmasia alba dolens

; milk leg severe leg oedema secondary to venous thrombosis; arterial flow is impeded, and the leg becomes white, ischaemic and pregangrenous