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Postphlebitic Syndrome

A condition characterized by a chronically swollen limb, often a leg with stasis dermatitis and ulcerations. This syndrome can appear soon after phlebitis or years later. Postphlebitic syndrome is the result of damaged or incompetent venous valves in the limbs. Distended, tortuous VARICOSE VEINS are usually present. Leg pain may occur after long period of standing.

Year introduced: 1987

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Tree Number(s): C14.907.617.718.760, C14.907.952.760

MeSH Unique ID: D011186

Entry Terms:

  • Postphlebitic Syndromes
  • Syndrome, Postphlebitic
  • Syndromes, Postphlebitic
  • Postphlebitic Disease
  • Disease, Postphlebitic
  • Diseases, Postphlebitic
  • Postphlebitic Diseases
  • Postphlebitic Ulcer
  • Postphlebitic Ulcers
  • Ulcer, Postphlebitic
  • Ulcers, Postphlebitic

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