venous stasis


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stasis

 [sta´sis]
a stoppage or diminution of flow, as of blood or other body fluid, or of intestinal contents.
stasis syndrome overgrowth of bacteria within the small intestine resulting from a variety of conditions causing stasis, particularly disturbances to intestinal motility or decreased acid secretion, but also structural abnormalities such as diverticula, fistulae between the colon and upper bowel, or chronic obstruction; it is characterized by malabsorption of vitamin B12, steatorrhea, and anemia.
venous stasis cessation or impairment of venous flow, such as with venous insufficiency; see also stasis ulcer. Called also phlebostasis and venostasis.

ve·nous sta·sis

congestion and slowing of circulation in veins due to blockage by either obstruction or high pressure in the venous system, usually best seen in the feet and legs.

venous stasis

Medtalk The pooling of venous blood in a particular region which, in the legs results in edema, hyperpigmentation and possibly ulceration

ve·nous sta·sis

(vēnŭs stāsis)
Congestion and slowing of circulation in veins due to blockage by either obstruction or high pressure in the venous system, usually best seen in the feet and legs.
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The condition can appear red or hot or edematous, but venous stasis dermatitis almost always presents bilaterally.
Rawling, "Venous stasis in the lower extremities," Annals of surgery, vol.
The key to treatment of this venous stasis ulceration was to interrupt the fistula [4].
connective tissue disorders, acne, infection, inflammations, chronic venous stasis, cutaneous neoplasm and trauma are the main etiologies of this condition2-4.
N's past and present diagnoses include bipolar disorder without psychotic features, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive per sonality disorder, paranoid personality traits, borderline intelligence, cellulitis of both legs, and chronic venous stasis. Although he was arrested for cocaine possession, we are not able to obtain much information about his history of substance abuse because of his poor mental status.
Venous stasis and endothelial injury resulting from this thrombosis might provide a suitable location for the growth of a new clot or the resumed growth of a previous thrombosis.
Additionally, cancer patients are typically older, have longer and more complex surgeries, and the presence of a pelvic mass further contributes to venous stasis.
The hypertrophy involves the length as well as the circumference of the involved extremity and is caused by local hyperemia and venous stasis secondary to the vascular anomaly [12].
If not, these anomalies may cause venous stasis which leads to the thrombosis of the lower limbs or is even extended to the pulmonary region, especially at young ages.
Certain chronic wounds do not heal in cases such as type-2 diabetes (these wounds can lead to amputation), neuropathic ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, and arterial insufficiency ulcers.
Proper shoe wear, care and lubrication of the skin, and early treatment of any small trauma are important aspects of therapy to prevent more serious complications, such as venous stasis ulcers, cellulitis, or osteomyelitis.