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vericose veins

Slobodan Nikolić, Vladimir Živković
INTRODUCTION: Lethal exanguination due to haemorrhage from ruptured peripheral varicose veins of the lower leg usually in the elderly are exceptionally rare in clinical, and particularly in forensic medicine. In persons with varicosities there are two types of lower leg ulcers (acute perforated and chronic) that can be associated with spontaneous bleeding. Ulcer exanguination can occur spontaneously or after a minor injury. Injuries in the ulcer region are rarer. CASE OUTLINE: We present a case of fatal exsanguination due to a ruptured varicose vein in a 77-year-old woman...
November 2011: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
F Huth, N Halmai, D Bernhardt
Postmortal histologic examinations of the synovial membrane of both knee joints were conducted in 85 selected cases. The following conditions were given priority: diabetes mellitus, advanced renal insufficiency, liver cirrhosis with ascites, chronic insufficiency of the right heart, vericose syndrome of the lower extremities, tumours compressing organs of the pelvis minor as well as a few rare infectious and tumerous diseases. Comparison of the histomorphologic findings revealed consistancies such as pronounced ultravillous branching of the synovial membrane with villous hyalinosis in diabetes mellitus, increased, coarse villi formation in renal insufficiency and liver cirrhosis, edema of the synovial membrane in chronic insufficiency of the right heart and renal insufficiency as well as a number of nonspecific reactions of the synovial membrane in obstruction of venous drainage...
April 1977: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Ihre Grenzgebiete
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