Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in Lower Extremity Amputation as Cause of Pulmonary Embolism
KeywordsDeep vein thrombosis, limb stump, pulmonary embolism
The authors describe the case of a 43-year-old man with a right-leg knee amputation performed 14 years prior. He presented to hospital
with dyspnea. A pulmonary embolism was detected. A Doppler ultrasound test showed deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which affected the
stump of the amputated limb. When a pulmonary embolism is detected in a patient with an amputated lower limb, an exploration of the
stump should be performed to rule out this uncommon complication.
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