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  1. milk leg, white leg, phlegmasia alba dolens(noun)

    painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirth


  1. Phlegmasia alba dolens

    Phlegmasia alba dolens is part of a spectrum of diseases related to deep vein thrombosis. Historically, it was commonly seen during pregnancy and in mothers who have just given birth. In cases of pregnancy, it is most often seen during the third trimester, resulting from a compression of the left common iliac vein against the pelvic rim by the enlarged uterus. Today, this disease is most commonly related to some form of underlying malignancy. Hypercoagulability is a well-known state that occurs in many cancer states. The disease presumably begins with a deep vein thrombosis that progresses to total occlusion of the deep venous system. It is at this stage that it is called phlegmasia alba dolens. It is a sudden process. The leg, then, must rely on the superficial venous system for drainage. The superficial system is not adequate to handle the large volume of blood being delivered to the leg via the arterial system. The result is edema, pain and a white appearance of the leg. The next step in the disease progression is occlusion of the superficial venous system, thereby preventing all venous outflow from the extremity. At this stage it is called phlegmasia cerulea dolens. The leg becomes more swollen and increasingly more painful. Additionally, the edema and loss of venous outflow impedes the arterial inflow. Ischemia and, hence, gangrene are the ultimate dreaded consequence.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phlegmasia alba dolens in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phlegmasia alba dolens in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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