moist gangrene due to obstruction in the return circulation.
Synonym(s): venous gangrene
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venous gangreneA 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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