Letters Acute leg ischaemia

Acute leg ischaemia may present without pain in some cases

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3930 (Published 18 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3930
  1. Oscar M Jolobe, retired geriatrician1
  1. 1Manchester Medical Society, Simon Building, Manchester M13, UK
  1. oscarjolobe{at}yahoo.co.uk

The excellent account of acute leg ischaemia would not be complete without mentioning that acute leg ischaemia can have a pain-free presentation.1 2 3 4

A report of 330 unselected cases of peripheral arterial embolism (“embolism of the extremities”) noted that 52 patients had “sudden numbness and coldness …

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