Critical Limb Ischemia due to Severe Progressive Infrapopliteal Disease

  • Performed Oct 2011
A 78-year-old female patient, presented with an infected gangrenous patch at the left big toe. She was known to be diabetic and hypertensive on medical treatment. Clinical examination revealed intact femoral and popliteal pulsations at left side but no distal pulsation could be felt. Duplex arterial study for left arterial lower limb and aorta was done and revealed diffuse atherosclerotic changes in the whole arterial tree, but there were significant stenotic and occlusive lesions at the left infra popliteal vessels. The left ankle brachial index was 0.41. Laboratory work up was done and revealed mild rise in the kidney function tests.

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