RENWICK K. CALDWELL, M.D.
Acute ischemic necrosis of the anterior tibial muscle is rarely observed. Necrosis associated with vigorous exercise, indirect injury, transfusions or systemic illness has been recognized, but only a few such cases have been reported. Because of the confusing clinical picture and because prompt recognition is necessary to prevent or minimize prolonged disability, the following additional case is described. The literature is reviewed with especial attention to certain clinical features of the syndrome.
The patient, a 46 year old white male, was admitted to the Veterans Administration Hospital, Northampton, Massachusetts, on May 6, 1952, for treatment of a schizophrenic
CALDWELL RK. ISCHEMIC NECROSIS OF THE ANTERIOR TIBIAL MUSCLE: CASE REPORT WITH AUTOPSY FINDINGS, AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:1191–1199. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-6-1191
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(6):1191-1199.
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