MARVIN MOSER; SILAS M. BABIN; G. WILLIAM COTTS; ANDREW G. PRANDONI, M.D.
Prompt treatment of the usual case of thrombophlebitis is always necessary, but with the exception of pulmonary embolization there is usually little threat to life or to the affected extremity.
There is, however, one form of thrombophlebitis which is being recognized with increasing frequency. It presents a more dramatic picture and often threatens life or loss of the involved part. Proper emergency treatment is required to avoid serious complications. Such treatment differs to a great extent from that for simple thrombophlebitis.
This more serious form of venous occlusion has been termed "blue thrombophlebitis" (phlegmasia cerulea dolens),1 thrombophlebitis with gangrene,2 or
MOSER M, BABIN SM, COTTS GW, PRANDONI AG. ACUTE MASSIVE VENOUS OCCLUSION: REPORT OF A CASE SUCCESSFULLY TREATED WITH EXERCISE1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:361–368. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-2-361
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(2):361-368.
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