Endovascular Treatment in a Case of Phelgmasia Cerulean Doleans

Endovascular Treatment in a Case of Phelgmasia Cerulean Doleans

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Yuxin Guo
Department of Vascular Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore


Background: Phlegmasia cerulean dolens (PCD) is an uncommon and severe manifestation of massive proximal venous thrombosis of the lower extremities associated with a high degree of morbidity and mortality. Case: We describe a case of a 67-year-old gentleman with metastatic gastric neuroendocrine tumour, who developed PCD of his left lower limb. He underwent endovascular thrombectomy with thrombolysis and stent placement with good effect. Discussion: Characterised by severe venous outflow obstruction, marked limb swelling, pain and discolouration, PCD can lead to venous gangrene, congestion with massive fluid sequestration and circulatory collapse if left untreated. Various treatment modalities were reported with varying outcomes, morbidity and mortality. Conclusion: A multifaceted approach to PCD may be required for successful limb salvage, taking into account the risks and benefits of each treatment modality.

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Publication history
Received: Sat 23, Nov 2019
Accepted: Tue 10, Dec 2019
Published: Mon 30, Dec 2019
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DOI: 10.31487/j.AJSCR.2019.01.02