Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in Lower Extremity Amputation as Cause of Pulmonary Embolism

  • Montserrat Pérez Pinar Internal Medicine Department. Hospital de Villarrobledo, Albacete, Spain
  • Regina Pastor Toledo Radiology Department. Hospital de Villarrobledo, Albacete, Spain
  • Antonio Hernandez Castro Radiology Department. Hospital de Villarrobledo, Albacete, Spain
  • Julián Solís García del Pozo Internal Medicine Department. Hospital de Villarrobledo, Albacete, Spain

Keywords

Deep vein thrombosis, limb stump, pulmonary embolism

Abstract

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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  • Published: 2015-05-25

    Issue: Vol 2 No 3 (2015) (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Pérez Pinar, M., Pastor Toledo, R., Hernandez Castro, A., & Solís García del Pozo, J. (2015). Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in Lower Extremity Amputation as Cause of Pulmonary Embolism. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2(3). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2015_000218