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Hypertensive Ischemic Ulcer

Hypertensive Ischaemic Ulcer


  • The authors present the case of a 68-year-old woman with well-controlled hypertension and diabetes who developed extremely painful, rapidly progressing bilateral ulcers on the distal aspect of her legs.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The lower-extremity pulses were present in 91.5% of patients, indicating less involvement of the large arterial vessels.[journals.lww.com]
  • Abstract This review presents a closer look at four diseases which are probably closely related to one another pathophysiologically: (a) calciphylaxis (distal pattern); (b) calciphylaxis (proximal pattern); (c) Martorell hypertensive ischemic leg ulcer[karger.com]
  • We report an unusual case of right-sided focal ischemic colitis presenting as an isolated ulcer causing massive lower GI bleeding requiring surgical intervention.[gastrohep.com]
  • Release date: May 1, 2002 Expiration date: May 1, 2003 Hypertensive Ulcer Presentation A 51-year-old man presented with a painful ulcer on his right lateral leg.[woundsresearch.com]
  • Martorell hypertensive ischemic ulcer can be a real clinical and therapeutic challenge. Controversy exists regarding both the underlying triggers of the disease and the type of treatment that should be established.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • […] the Martorell hypertensive ischemic leg ulcers .[journals.lww.com]
  • Abstract Hypertensive ischemic ulcer (Martorell's syndrome) is an infrequent complication of hypertensive disease. The ulcers appear on the leg as necrotic areas.[circ.ahajournals.org]
  • […] under long-term exposure to hypertension and/or diabetes.[karger.com]
  • Martorell hypertensive ischemic leg ulcer is a severe type of skin necrosis (skin infarction) which occurs in long-term hypertensive subjects.[clinicaltrials.gov]
Foot Ulcer
  • If you're experiencing signs or symptoms of leg & foot ulcers, schedule an appointment or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) today. Learn more about our doctors and care team who diagnose and treat leg & foot ulcers.[heart.templehealth.org]
  • Leg and foot ulcers have many causes that may further define their character.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]
  • Figure 3 shows an example of the documentation and coding for a neurotrophic ulcer: Type 2 diabetes mellitus with chronic right foot ulcer on the midfoot and heel with breakdown of the skin Type 2 diabetes mellitus with right foot ulcer, E11.621 Nonpressure[hbma.org]
  • Veves A, Falanga V, Armstrong DG, Sabolinski ML; The Apligraf Diabetic Foot Ulcer Study.[ispub.com]
Skin Ulcer
  • The pain associated to these lesions is often disproportionate to their size. [5] The syndrome occurs predominantly in middle-aged women with poorly controlled hypertension in the form of skin ulcers on the anterolateral aspect of the lower legs.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Sometimes ulcers are accompanied by inflammation of the skin, rashes, redness, discoloration or dry, scaly skin. Ulcers tend to form on the legs where they produce an itching or burning sensation.[heart.templehealth.org]
  • Skin ulcers misdiagnosed as pyoderma gangrenosum. N Engl J Med 2002; 347: 1412–8. 13. Hines EA Jr., Farber EM. Ulcer of the leg due to arteriolosclerosis and ischemia, occurring in the presence of hypertensive disease (hypertensive-ischemic ulcers).[journals.lww.com]
  • Apr 1995 Fisher BH: Hyperbaric oxygen for skin ulcers. Roche Med Image Commentary, 1969 *Fischer BH: Treatment of ulcers on the legs with Hyperbaric oxygen.[baromedical.ca]
  • OTHER AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES:- •Lupus erythematosus •Felty s syndrome- associated with skin ulcers 1. Rheumatoid arthritis 2.[slideshare.net]
  • […] infectious, neutrophilic dermatosis commonly associated with underlying disease • Classic/Ulcerative PG variant usually presents with painful ulcers ,commonly on legs (70%) • Clinical features: presents as solitory or multiple small, tender, red-blue papules[slideshare.net]
  • Pyoderma gangrenosum typically starts as a papule or pustule and rapidly enlarges and ulcerates. The evolving ulcer has a bluish raised and rolled margin with an undermining edge and cribriform base.[journals.lww.com]
Calcinosis Cutis
  • A novel treatment for ulcerative calcinosis cutis. J Drugs Dermatol 2011; 10: 1042–4. Keywords: leg ulcers ; Martorell hypertensive ischemic leg ulcers 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.[journals.lww.com]
  • In particular, the risk of confusion with pyoderma gangrenosum is a major diagnostic problem which can lead to false and even damaging treatment. 2016 S.[karger.com]
  • GAVE or watermelon stomach characterized by rows of flat reddish stripes radiating from the pylorus, which can sometimes be confused with portal hypertensive gastropathy. While it can be seen in patients with cirrhosis, most cases are idiopathic.[gastrointestinalatlas.com]
  • Should not be confused with cardiac or renal oedema which are also pitting, but will always affect both legs Ankle flare - tiny varicose veins on the inner aspect of the ankle Atrophy blanche - venous congestion causes swollen congested capillaries, sometimes[pcds.org.uk]
  • It is critical that Martorell HYTILU is not confused with PG, which shares many of the same clinical initial features, yet different clinical associations.[journals.lww.com]
  • More than one million American stroke survivors struggle with serious disabilities, including loss of speech and/or language problems, weakness or paralysis, loss of balance or coordination, and confusion and memory loss.[cirse.org]


  • After reviewing the cases, a total of 15 patients were identified for further diagnostic workup according to the study design (Figure 2 ).[link.springer.com]
  • The lack of healing in 4 to 12 weeks, despite adequate treatment, should alert clinicians for further workup regarding unsuspected diagnosis. 3 Arterial leg ulcers have a characteristic punched-out appearance and often occur on the anterior shin, dorsum[journals.lww.com]
  • 23,27 Combined with venous CT (with image acquisition in the venous phase), both invasive techniques can confirm congenital venous affectations (eg, Klippel-Trénaunay or Parkes-Weber syndrome), can evaluate arteriovenous fistulas, and can be used in the workup[evtoday.com]
Soft Tissue Calcification
  • Many patients with calciphylaxis also exhibit soft tissue calcifications, e.g. of the subcutaneous septae, but the kidneys, lungs or stomach may also be affected, particularly if they suffer from untreated secondary hyperparathyroidism.[karger.com]


  • Controversy exists regarding both the underlying triggers of the disease and the type of treatment that should be established.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The assessment and treatment of painful ulcers on the lateral-dorsal surface of the lower leg are a challenging scenario. Correct diagnosis and treatment of the cause are the main steps in the wound management.[journals.lww.com]
  • The treatment concept for the acute phase of the diseases is also broadly similar.[karger.com]
  • Stay at the forefront of your field with updated treatment methods throughout, as well as an increased focus on patients with skin of color.[books.google.com]
  • […] lower limb is the single most important factor in the conservative treatment of venous leg ulcers.[smith-nephew.com]


  • It is differentiated into a distal form (fig. 2 a) with a better prognosis (approx. 10% mortality) and a proximal form (fig. 2 b) with a poorer prognosis (approx. 60% mortality) [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ].[karger.com]
  • Mixed Aetiology Leg Ulcer Treatment is related to the prognosis and will be dictated by the venous/arterial component.[smith-nephew.com]
  • Immunosuppression is associated with a poor prognosis in Martorell ulcer . Self-skin examination New smartphone apps to check your skin Learn more (Sponsored content) Related information References: Graves JW, Morris JC, Sheps SG.[dermnetnz.org]
  • Although massive bleeding from ischemia, especially focal ischemia is rare, previous reports have described a worse prognosis from right-sided ischemia and a higher mortality rate.[gastrohep.com]
  • Conclusion The recognition of this unusual entity will allow for early implementation of adequate treatment and better prognosis for those patients who present with hypertensive ulcers.[woundsresearch.com]


  • The majority of leg ulcers (75%) were due to vascular etiologies. 2 Although venous leg ulcers are the most common etiology for leg ulcers , the differential diagnoses are vast.[journals.lww.com]
  • Use Additional Use Additional Help Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology.[icd10data.com]
  • The immediate precipitating factor is not usually identified and no clinical symptoms are automatically associated with the etiology or the anatomical location.[gastrohep.com]
  • Chronic leg ulcers affect approximately 1 million people in the United States, and this number likely rises every year. 1 The etiology of lower extremity wounds includes innumerable systemic diseases and concomitant risk factors (eg, infection, neuropathy[evtoday.com]
  • Clinical course of the ulcer can suggest its etiology.[basicmedicalkey.com]


  • Hypertensive leg ulcers : epidemiological characteristics and prognostic factors for healing in a prospective cohort. Ann Dermatol Venereol 2012; 139: 346–9. 12. Weenig RH, Davis MD, Dahl PR, Su WP. Skin ulcers misdiagnosed as pyoderma gangrenosum.[journals.lww.com]
  • Smoking should be avoided to aid wound healing. [6] Epidemiology [ edit ] These ulcers are difficult to heal by basic wound care and require advanced therapy, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy or bioengineered skin substitutes.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY Buergers disease is more common inmenthan womens 3:1. Most patients with buergers disease areaged 20 -45yrs. It is more common inIsrael, Japan, andIndia .The disease is most common on among south asian.[vdocuments.com.br]
  • Epidemiology Peripheral arterial disease affects approximately 12 million people in the U.S.; approximately 20% to 30% of these patients have diabetes.[onlinejacc.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution


  • The pathophysiology of ‘calciphylaxis in normal renal function' is to this day unclear.[karger.com]
  • The pathophysiology of the Martorell ulcer is assumed to be related to hypertension-induced arteriole changes in the dermis.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • B 32 Pathophysiology The pathophysiology of venous ulcers is not entirely clear. Venous incompetence and associated venous hypertension are thought to be the primary mechanisms for ulcer formation.[aafp.org]
  • Pathophysiology The pathophysiology of PAD in the diabetic population is similar to that in the non-diabetic population.[onlinejacc.org]
  • […] nonuremic calciphylaxis in morbid obesity with proximal skin necrosis (eutrophication: body water enriched with nutrients or anorganic substances leading to calcification), and (4) calciphylaxis with proximal skin necrosis, were compared with PG on pathophysiological[journals.lww.com]


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  • Prevention of complication. Prevention of sensory / motor impairment. Prevention of skin. Prevention of amputation Prevention of risk factor [ smoking,diabetes,hyperlipidemia ] 26. PATIENT EDUCATION Stopsmokingand amputation will be avoided.[vdocuments.com.br]
  • Limiting the blood supply, and the oxygen and nutrients it carries, can delay the healing process or even prevent it.[woundcarecenters.org]
  • Read more information about preventing a venous leg ulcer. Prevention You can help to prevent a venous leg ulcer in several ways, such as wearing a compression stocking, losing weight and taking care of your skin.[your.md]

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