postphlebitic syndrome

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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The incidence of postphlebitic syndrome may be as high as 94% among survivors.
Following the surgery, she suffered massive bleeding and deep-vein thrombosis, resulting in permanent postphlebitic syndrome in her left leg.
The clinical complications from VTE--which is manifested as either deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE)--include death from PE, postphlebitic syndrome, and recurrent VTE.
The clinical complications from VTE-which is manifested as either deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE)--include death from PE, postphlebitic syndrome, and recurrent VTE.
The foot and back complaints were similar to previous complaints related to the patient's postphlebitic syndrome and degenerative disc disease.
Oral anticoagulation with warfarin decreases the incidence of recurrent thromboembolic events, while the extended use of compression stockings decreases the development of the postphlebitic syndrome.
The development of mild-moderate postphlebitic syndrome was decreased by 58% (ARR=27.