milk leg


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milk leg

n.
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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milk leg

n
(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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milk′ leg`


n.
a painful swelling of the leg soon after childbirth, due to thrombosis of the large veins.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.milk leg - painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirthmilk 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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Translations

milk leg

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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Pregnancy has often been associated with phlegmasia alba dolens, especially during the third trimester when the uterus is large enough to compress the left common iliac vein against the pelvic rim (i.e., milk leg syndrome).
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