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Delayed Yet Successful Mechanical Thrombectomy for Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens in a Limb with Severe Arterial Disease and May-Thurner Syndrome.

ABSTRACT: Phlegmasia cerulea dolens (PCD) is a rare but life-threatening complication of acute deep venous thrombosis that lacks consensus regarding the approach to management. We present a case of PCD developing shortly after a spinal surgery and manifesting as acute swelling and discoloration in a leg with existing severe atherosclerotic arterial disease. The patient's critical limb ischemia was completely and rapidly reversed by percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy using the ClotTriever device despite a delay in treatment. An underlying iliac vein compression "May-Thurner" syndrome was discovered using intravascular ultrasound and treated with angioplasty. This case identifies mechanical thrombectomy using the ClotTriever system as a possible effective and safe treatment for PCD.

PROVIDER: S-EPMC7652628 | BioStudies |

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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