80-Year-Old Man With Massive Leg Swelling

November 2011
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2011, Vol. 86 Issue 11, p1109
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of an 80-year-old man who was hospitalized due to massive swelling of his right leg. It discusses the man's medical history and the results of his physical examination on admission. It offers several questions related to diagnosis and treatment options for the man. It details phlegmasia cerulea dolens (PCD) which is a disease that can lead to loss of a limb or hypovolemic shock.


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