Specialty of Vascular Surgery

Acute ischemia is the reduction or elimination of the blood supply in an area or organ. The causes may be varied: outside the glass, compression, tumors, scars, etc; or internal, such as thickening of the vessel wall by chronic inflammation, tumor thrombus ... In any case, the three most important causes of this clinical picture are thromboses, embolisms and trauma. Clinically manifested by a sudden and intense pain that does not respond to usual painkillers. It occurs more frequently in the lower extremities, but can affect any area of ​​the body. Ultimately, the lack of blood nutrition can trigger gangrene of ischemic tissue.

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