Asymptomatic lower extremity acrocyanosis

Report of two cases and review of the literature

Evan Glazer, John P. Pacanowski, Luis R. Leon

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Abstract

Vasospastic disorders affecting the lower extremities are unusual entities. Two cases of asymptomatic foot discoloration with lower extremity dependency are presented. In the first case, an elderly gentleman was admitted to the hospital with a contralateral foot infection. His physical exam revealed pulse examination within normal limits and his blood work failed to identify any known causes for vasospasm. His foot infection was successfully treated with sensitivity-directed antibiotics. The second case is that of a young man with a history of quadriplegia secondary to a remote diving accident, who presented with a three-month history of foot discoloration while sitting up in his wheelchair, which resolved with recumbent leg positioning. A review of the possible diagnoses for these patients' presentation is presented herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalVascular
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Foot
Lower Extremity
Diving
Wheelchairs
Quadriplegia
Infection
Accidents
Leg
Anti-Bacterial Agents

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Asymptomatic lower extremity acrocyanosis : Report of two cases and review of the literature. / Glazer, Evan; Pacanowski, John P.; Leon, Luis R.

In: Vascular, Vol. 19, No. 2, 01.04.2011, p. 105-110.

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Glazer, Evan ; Pacanowski, John P. ; Leon, Luis R. / Asymptomatic lower extremity acrocyanosis : Report of two cases and review of the literature. In: Vascular. 2011 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 105-110.
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