phlegmasia cerulea dolens
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Related to phlegmasia cerulea dolens: phlegmasia alba dolens
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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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phlegmasia cerulea dolensSurgery 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.
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