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61 Possible Causes for Discoloration of the Lower Extremity, Pulmonary Embolism

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    The patient's left lower extremity was discolored, tender, and swollen, although it had not progressed to venous gangrene or dermal necrosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood thrombus forms and travels from a vein in the body to an artery in the lung.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients with venous thrombosis may have variable discoloration of the lower extremity.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens

    The patient returned to the Emergency Department a week later for worsening pain and bluish discoloration of her bilateral lower extremities.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report one case of a long distance driver who presented with PCDs, complicated by fatal pulmonary embolism.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] After five days of therapeutic heparin, the patient's clinical response was inadequate due to progressive pain and discoloration of bilateral lower extremities; therefore,[ijcasereportsandimages.com]

  • Thrombosis

    Patients with venous thrombosis may have variable discoloration of the lower extremity.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] of the lower extremity Blanched appearance of the leg because of edema (relatively rare) Potential complications of DVT include the following: As many as 40% of patients[emedicine.medscape.com] Pulmonary Embolism Article by Craig Feied, MD, detailing the background, diagnosis, and treatment of pulmonary embolism.[curlie.org]

  • Varicose Veins

    Severe venous reflux can result in skin discoloration, severe swelling, and lower extremity wounds that do not heal well.[health.ucsd.edu] A case of acute pulmonary embolism following high ligation and compression sclerotherapy for varicose veins is reported.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Any vein can become weakened, but the most commonly affected areas are the lower extremities.[kentucky.com]

  • Phlegmasia Alba Dolens

    PCD is the term used to describe lower-extremity DVT that causes limb ischemia, and is characterized by severe swelling and blue discoloration of the extremity.[ebmedicine.net] Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism by multidetector CT alone or combined with venous ultrasonography of the leg: a randomised non-inferiority trial.[medbox.iiab.me] Also, it is much less common for the skin discoloration to involve the entire lower extremity in arterial occlusion while this is often the case in PCD.[link.springer.com]

  • Thrombophlebitis

    Superficial thrombophlebitis illustration Superficial thrombophlebitis - illustration Shown here is erythema following the vascular pattern on a lower extremity.[huronregional.org] The rates of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and interventional strategies are not different between the sexes. The Author(s) 2015.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Shown here is erythema following the vascular pattern on a lower extremity. The superficial veins have become inflamed and dilated, causing the discoloration.[mountsinai.org]

  • Thromboembolism

    Signs/Symptoms Nonspecific; pain, tenderness, swelling, discoloration (paleness or redness) in lower extremities.[strokecenter.org] D-dimer test for excluding the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016; CD010864.[arupconsult.com] For decades, it was the only oral drug to treat DVT and pulmonary embolism.[drugs.com]

  • May-Thurner Syndrome

    extremity swelling.”[emdocs.net] OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the most common complication of deep venous thrombosis (DVT).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Due to the possibility of pulmonary embolism during or immediately after delivery, a temporary inferior vena cava filter was inserted at 36 weeks of gestation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Venous Thrombosis

    […] of the lower extremity Blanched appearance of the leg because of edema (relatively rare) Potential complications of DVT include the following: As many as 40% of patients[edu.lom.hr] embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism.[aafp.org] Overdiagnosis of pulmonary embolism by pulmonary CT angiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2015;205(2):271–277. 35. Yoo HH, Queluz TH, El Dib R.[aafp.org]

  • Vein Disorder

    […] skin breakdown in the lower extremities.[swskin.com] Pulmonary embolism Pulmonary embolism may occur as a result of a thrombosis.[ofa-bamberg.com] Deep vein thrombosis can lead to pulmonary embolism if the clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs.[cliftonveincarecenter.com]

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