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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Dry gangrene in this setting can be managed conservatively to avoid extensive amputation and a poor functional outcome.
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as a treatment for wet and dry gangrene, according to encouraging data from the pre-clinical trial.
Inability to remove out metallic and non-metallic objects that are applied to the penis to obtain a longer erection and to increase sexual stimulation and performance after erection can cause complications such as ischemia and dry gangrene besides the mechanical trauma and vascular injury (3).
Penile FG may originate from superinfection of dry gangrene of the penis [3].
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.