Successful Catheter-Directed Venous Thrombolysis in an Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient with Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens

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Hadi Rokni Yazdi 1 , * , Nematollah Rostami 2 , Homa Hakimian 2 , Mehdi Mohammadifar 1 , Mahsa Ghajarzadeh 3

1 Department of Radiology, Advanced Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Research Center (ADIR), Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Internal Medicine, Modarres Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Brain and Spinal Injury Research Center (BASIR), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Rokni Yazdi H, Rostami N, Hakimian H, Mohammadifar M, Ghajarzadeh M. Successful Catheter-Directed Venous Thrombolysis in an Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient with Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens, Iran J Radiol. Online ahead of Print ; 10(2):81-5. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.11748.

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Iranian Journal of Radiology: 10 (2); 81-5
Published Online: May 19, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: September 28, 2011
Accepted: October 27, 2012
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Abstract

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory rheumatic disease. Phlegmasia cerulea dolens is a severe form of deep vein thrombosis characterized by swelling, pain, and bluish discoloration. Treatment delay may cause venous gangrene, tissue ischemia, limb loss or death. Here, we present an AS case who presented with phlegmasia cerulea dolens and treated by catheter-directed thrombolysis.

Keywords

Spondylitis, Ankylosing Thrombosis Treatment Venous

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