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Postphlebitic Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Postphlebitic Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C14.907.617.718.760
C14.907.952.760
Unique ID
D011186
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011186
Scope Note
A condition characterized by a chronically swollen limb, often a leg with stasis dermatitis and ulcerations. This syndrome can appear soon after phlebitis or years later. Postphlebitic syndrome is the result of damaged or incompetent venous valves in the limbs. Distended, tortuous VARICOSE VEINS are usually present. Leg pain may occur after long period of standing.
Entry Term(s)
Postphlebitic Disease
Postphlebitic Ulcer
NLM Classification #
WG 610
Previous Indexing
Phlebitis (1966-1986)
Thrombophlebitis (1966-1986)
Varicose Ulcer (1966-1986)
Venous Insufficiency (1973-1986)
Public MeSH Note
87
History Note
87
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1986/03/26
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Postphlebitic Syndrome Preferred
Postphlebitic Ulcer Narrower
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