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A painful swelling of the leg occurring in women after childbirth as a result of clotting and inflammation of the femoral veins.
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(Pathology) inflammation and thrombosis of the femoral vein following childbirth, characterized by painful swelling of the leg. Also called: white leg Technical name: phlegmasia alba dolens
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a painful swelling of the leg soon after childbirth, due to thrombosis of the large veins.
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|Noun||1.||milk leg - painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirth|
thrombosis - the formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel
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n. flegmasia cerúlea dolorosa, trombosis de una de las venas de la pierna (gen. femoral) que manifiesta dolor agudo, infl., sianosis y edema, que puede producir un problema circulatorio severo.
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