Venous gangrene | definition of venous gangrene by Medical dictionary
moist gangrene due to obstruction in the return circulation.
venous gangrene A rare condition defined as a clinical triad of skin necrosis and discolouration, documented evidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and presence of palpable or doppler-identifiable arterial pulsation, which in cancer patients is associated with poor prognosis. It is twice as common in patients with anticardiolipin antibodies.
Multifactorial; can paradoxically be due to warfarin treatment. Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)-associated VG develops when heparin therapy is discontinued and warfarin therapy initiated or continued.
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of lower extremities and Staphylococcus aureus sepsis.
A severe complication of acute DVT is phlegmasia cerula dolens, commonly known as venous gangrene
Dr Paul Hughes, the intensive care consultant on call that night, told the hearing he had never seen a case of the venous gangrene
before and when he arrived at the hospital Miss Roberts was very ill.
Ischemic venous thrombosis: phlegmasia cerulae dolens and venous gangrene
Less frequent manifestations of venous thrombosis include phlegmasia alba dolens, phlegmasia cerulean dolens (PCD), and venous gangrene.
Thrombolysis seems to be another attractive alternative in the management of PCD and venous gangrene.