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50 Possible Causes for Unilateral Edema of the Lower Extremity

  • Ankle Sprain

    Ankle sprain is a condition, characterized by usually an inversion-type twist of the ankle, which causes significant amount of injury to the ligaments of the affected area. This is one of the most common injuries of emergency department. The ankle affected by sprain may show the following signs and symptoms:[…][]

  • Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism

    , paresis, or recent cast immobilization of lower extremities 1 Recently bedridden 3 days or major surgery requiring regional or general anesthetic in the past 12 weeks 1[] […] pitting edema (in symptomatic leg) 1 Previous documented deep vein thrombosis 1 Swelling of the entire leg 1 Localized tenderness along the deep venous system 1 Paralysis[] […] compared to asymptomatic calf (measured 10 cm below tibial tuberosity) 1 High 2 Unlikely 0–1 Likely 1 Swollen unilateral superficial veins (nonvaricose, in symptomatic leg) 1 Unilateral[]

  • Varicose Veins

    Home 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Codes Diseases Of The Circulatory System 390-459 Diseases Of Veins And Lymphatics, And Other Diseases Of Circulatory System 451-459 Varicose veins of lower extremities 454- 454 Varicose veins of lower extremities 454.0 Varicose veins of lower extremities with ulcer convert 454.0 to[…][]

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein, most commonly the legs. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, redness, or warmth of the affected area. About half of cases have no symptoms. Complications may include pulmonary embolism, as a result of detachment of a clot which travels to[…][]

  • Hip Fracture

    Hip fractures are common in elderly people with osteoporosis and in young people who are into sporting activities. If the diagnosis of hip fractures is missed, they carry a high morbidity and mortality. When treated promptly, the outcomes are reasonable in young people. Presentation of hip fracture patient is[…][]

  • Phlegmasia Alba Dolens

    Phlegmasia alba dolens (also colloquially known as milk leg or white leg ) is part of a spectrum of diseases related to deep vein thrombosis. Historically, it was commonly seen during pregnancy and in mothers who have just given birth. In cases of pregnancy, it is most often seen during the third trimester, resulting[…][]

  • Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common disease that is diagnosed in approximately 1 in 1000 adults annually. Extensive DVT can lead to life- or limb-threatening diagnoses such as phlegmasia cerulea dolens (PCD), phlegmasia alba dolens, and venous gangrene. PCD, also known as massive iliofemoral venous thrombosis, is[…][]

  • Leg Cellulitis

    INTRODUCTION: Lower leg cellulitis is a diffuse inflammation of the cutaneous connective tissue following invasion of microorganisms and with potential to recur. The causative agent is not routinely identified in clinical practice, and the empirical therapy initiated primarily targets the 'conventional' disease pathogens,[…][]

  • Arterial Embolism

    Arterial embolism is a sudden interruption of blood flow to an organ or body part due to an embolus adhering to the wall of an artery blocking the flow of blood, [1] the major type of embolus being a blood clot ( thromboembolism ). Sometimes, pulmonary embolism is classified as arterial embolism as well, [2] in the[…][]

  • Secondary Lymphedema

    The technique is mostly used in arm edemas after treatment of breast cancer and in unilateral edemas of lower extremities after resection of lymph nodes and radiation.[] Tan A novel approach to the treatment of lower extremity lymphedema by transferring a vascularized submental lymph node flap to the ankle [6] M. Alders, A. Mendola, L.[] Fay Melkersson–Rosenthal syndrome with isolated unilateral eyelid edema: an immunopathologic study [5] M.H. Cheng, J.J. Huang, D.H. Nguyen, M. Saint-Cyr, M.R. Zenn, B.K.[]

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