Advanced Biomedical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-

Phlegmasia cerulea dolens: A rare case report


Alireza Abootalebi, Mohsen Salemi, Farhad Heidari, Azita Azimi Meibody 
 Department of Emergency Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Azita Azimi Meibody
Department of Emergency Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran

Phlegmasia cerulea dolens is a severe form of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) characterized by severe venous outflow obstruction, marked limb swelling, pain, bluish discoloration, and even venous gangrene if the condition is untreated. In our case, 75-year-old woman, with general abdominal pain, which increases with eating and anorexia and 5 days of coldness and swelling of the left leg, was accepted. The patient had a history of Type II diabetes, ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, hyperlipidemic (HLP), hypertension, metastatic ovarian cancer, and previous DVT. She has undergone chemotherapy for the past 3 weeks due to ovarian cancers. Anticoagulation with intravenous administration of heparin and fluid resuscitation started immediately. The evidence of color Doppler sonography approved acute DVT in common femoral vein extending to the left external iliac. The patient did not consent for continuing the procedure in the hospital and succumbed to her illness on the 7th day after discharge.


How to cite this article:
Abootalebi A, Salemi M, Heidari F, Azimi Meibody A. Phlegmasia cerulea dolens: A rare case report.Adv Biomed Res 2020;9:31-31


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Abootalebi A, Salemi M, Heidari F, Azimi Meibody A. Phlegmasia cerulea dolens: A rare case report. Adv Biomed Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 13 ];9:31-31
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