dry gangrene


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dry gangrene

[¦drī ′gaŋ‚grēn]
(medicine)
Local death of a part caused by arterial obstruction without associated venous obstruction or infection.
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Dry gangrene often originates from ischemia (3) or a veno-occlusive disease.
A rare but serious complication of primary Raynaud's is dry gangrene, or dead flesh.
It is characterized by severe systemic arteriosclerosis as well as dry gangrene and spontaneous amputations of affected extremities and end stages.