Int J Angiol
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721805
Letter to the Editor

The Swollen Calf of Reperfusion Injury. An Addition to the Spectrum of Pseudothrombophlebitis

Jochanan E. Naschitz
1  Bait Balev Nesher and The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Israel Institute of Technology, Technion, Haifa, Israel
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Unilateral calf pain and swelling are suggestive of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) but may also result from muscle or tendon tear, Baker's cyst, soft tissue infection, and inflammation.[1] [2] [3] To distinguish mimickers from DVT, the term pseudothrombophlebitis is used, meant to avoid potential harm from anticoagulant treatment, and foster disease-specific management. We describe pseudothrombophlebitis in the followings of iliac artery thrombosis, thromboendarterectomy, and rhabdomyolysis of calf muscles. Awareness to this rare occurrence is warranted.

Publication History

Publication Date:
21 January 2021 (online)

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