TITLE

Mossy Leg -- An Unusual Therapeutic Success

AUTHOR(S)
Beninson, Joseph; Redmond, Michael J.
PUB. DATE
September 1986
SOURCE
Angiology;Sep1986, Vol. 37 Issue 9, p642
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Elephantiasis verrucosa nostrum occurs when lymphatic obstruction of sufficient magnitude causes back pressure in the lymphatic channels forceful enough to produce superficial vessel dilation which has a "pebbly" or cobblestone appearance. Unchecked this can progress to a marked verrucous or mossy appearance, frequently complicated by infection, with swelling and gross deformity. The patient presented here was both post-phlebitic and post-lymphatic with significant deformity. He showed dramatic improvement on a regimen of antibiotics and elevation followed by decompression and routine use of pressure-gradient support garments. This has not recurred and he has remained under control since 1979.
ACCESSION #
16369547

 

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