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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 2 ( April, 2011 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Anasarca sparing one limb

Arunkumar R. Pande, Ramesh Aggarwal, Amit G. Kumar

Keywords : Chylous ascites, Paget-Schroetter syndrome, upper extremity deep vein thrombosis

Citation Information : Pande AR, Aggarwal R, Kumar AG. Anasarca sparing one limb. Indian J Crit Care Med 2011; 15 (2):114-116.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.83022

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis commonly refers to thrombosis of the axillary and/or subclavian veins. This condition may lead to some serious complications like pulmonary embolism if the diagnosis and treatment are delayed. We introduce here one such case where the diagnosis of this rare condition was difficult because of the atypical clinical manifestation but the chylous ascites provided a valuable clue which led to early diagnosis and treatment of this patient.


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