dry gangrene


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dry gangrene

n.
Gangrene that is characterized by shriveling of the tissues in the absence of bacterial infection, usually caused by obstruction of arterial blood supply to the affected area.
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Noun1.dry gangrene - (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
gangrene, slough, sphacelus - necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
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Pain or numbness in the feet - Shiny, smooth, dry skin of the legs or feet - Thickening of the toenails - Absent or diminished pulse in the legs or feet - Open sores, skin infections or ulcers that will not heal - Dry gangrene (dry, black skin) of the legs or feet
The sepsis led to organ failure, dry gangrene, and, eventually, amputation of her extremities, according to court documents.
In the outpatient clinic visit two months later, she had acral dry gangrene in the first finger of the right hand, and both toes (Figure-1).
Dry gangrene, or "mummification," results from circulatory problems, such as those induced by diabetes or from surface damage, such as a burn or frostbite.
We report the case of a 54-year-old patient with no significant medical history who presented with dry gangrene of the penis and underwent partial penectomy.
After 30-45 minutes of warming the baby, bilateral skin changes were noticed in the upper limb fingers, which was followed by peeling of skin on POSTOP DAY 1 and established dry gangrene BY POSTOP DAY 3.
One week later all toes on the right foot presented with dry gangrene (Figure 2b).