phlegmasia alba dolens

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Synonyms for phlegmasia alba dolens

painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirth

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In 1938, Gregoire made an outstanding description of the condition and used the term "phlegmasia cerulean dolens" to differentiate ischemia--associated massive venous thrombosis from phlegmasia alba dolens, which describes fulminant venous thrombosis without ischemia (1).