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43 Possible Causes for Discoloration of the Lower Extremity, Pulmonary Infarction

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    infarction).[merckmanuals.com] 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] Patients with venous thrombosis may have variable discoloration of the lower extremity.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens

    PE should be distinguished from pulmonary infarction.[web.archive.org] 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] 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]

  • Paraplegia

    The authors present a case of delayed-onset spinal cord infarction after repeated tumor excision surgeries of the thoracic spine.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She presented with generalized purplish net-like discoloration (livedo reticularis), which was more prominent in the lower extremities.[ekjm.org] A 49-year-old man had undergone a left nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma, 2 pulmonary metastasectomies, and excision of a left sixth rib metastasis before referral to the[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Thrombosis

    The condition is often detected after complications such as myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, and stroke.[symptoma.com] 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]

  • Venous Stasis Ulcer

    All patients responded rapidly to standard resuscitation measures and in all 3 postoperative testing for pulmonary embolus and myocardial infarction was negative.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Location Venous stasis ulcer is basically located and found at the distal extremity, lower leg.[howshealth.com] The extravisation of plasma and blood cells accounts for chronic lower extremity edema (CLEE) and accompanying hemosidrin deposits, which often discolor the feet, ankles and[nursing.advanceweb.com]

  • Periodontitis

    His comorbidities were chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy due to myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, and dyslipidemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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] Postoperatively he developed painful diffuse swelling of his left lower extremity with bluish discoloration (Figure 58-1).[accesssurgery.mhmedical.com]

  • Raynaud's Disease

    However, pulmonary events have rarely been reported.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] An examination revealed venous changes, chronic ulceration, and digit discoloration in upper and lower extremities.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] By acting directly on uterine and vascular smooth muscle, it produces cardiovascular responses such as coronary vasospasm, myocardial infarction, and even cardiac arrest.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

    View/Print Table TABLE 1 Complications of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Hepatosplenomegaly Myocardial infarction Pulmonary hemorrhage Pleural effusion Unnecessary abdominal surgery[aafp.org] Fewer than 10 percent of patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura experience myocardial infarction, pulmonary hemorrhage, or central nervous system involvement with seizures[aafp.org] Purpura Hepatosplenomegaly Myocardial infarction Pulmonary hemorrhage Pleural effusion Unnecessary abdominal surgery Intussusception Hemorrhage Shock Gastrointestinal bleeding[aafp.org]

  • Phlegmasia Alba Dolens

    In the few patients of this kind whom I have seen, pulmonary infarctions have been rather common.[kundoc.com] 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] His comorbidities were chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy due to myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, and dyslipidemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Thrombophlebitis

    Pulmonary embolism occurs when a clot travelling through the venous system lodges within the pulmonary circulatory system, causing occlusion or infarction.[rnpedia.com] Superficial thrombophlebitis illustration Superficial thrombophlebitis - illustration Shown here is erythema following the vascular pattern on a lower extremity.[huronregional.org] 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]

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