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Phlegmasia cerulea dolens

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This patient was diagnosed with phlegmasia cerulea dolens (PCD), a condition caused by acute massive venous thrombosis.

PCD can be treated with thrombolysis, thrombectomy, or amputation. This patient’s age and medical history indicate a significant risk for treatment, and she was placed on comfort measures.

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