phlegmasia cerulea dolens

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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.

phleg·ma·si·a ce·ru·'le·a do·'lens

thrombosis of the veins of a limb, with sudden severe pain with swelling, cyanosis, and edema of the part, followed by circulatory collapse and shock.

phlegmasia cerulea dolens

Surgery A severe form of DVTs, usually the upper leg, of abrupt onset, accompanied by swelling and loss of normal color in the leg below the blockage.