Peripheral arterial thrombosis

The patient will generally present with pain and dysesthesia in the affected limb which will lack pulses and may be pale and cooler than the opposite normal limb. Arterial thrombosis often occurs in an atherosclerotic vessel but may occur in a normal vessel. Care should be taken to exclude an embolic event, which is the main differential diagnosis and requires a search for the underlying cause. Doppler studies and angiography should be performed to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment options are surgery, balloon angioplasty, or intra-arterial thrombolysis, and should be considered in consultation with vascular surgeons and hematologists.

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