Publication
Title
Sildenafil as a therapeutic option for digital ischemic ulceration : case report
Author
Abstract
We report the case of a 37-year-old woman who developed critical upper limb ischemia caused by a cervical rib. Because the malformation was initially undiagnosed, a vascular bypass was performed, and failure occurred. Following a 6-month therapy with sildenafil, revascularization of the arm was successful and amputation was avoided. A 6-year follow-up shows a rich collateral network at the compression site and normal values of digital plethysmography. Because hand surgeons often see patients with digital ulcerations and other manifestations of peripheral vascular pathology, therapy of ischemia with sildenafil could be an effective treatment option in patients not responding to classic drugs. Copyright (C) 2015 by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of hand surgery : American volume / American Society for Surgery of the Hand. - St.Louis, Mo.
Publication
St.Louis, Mo. : 2015
ISSN
0363-5023
Volume/pages
40:5(2015), p. 890-893
ISI
000354914600002
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 02.07.2015
Last edited 22.07.2017
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