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.
Physical examination confirmed dry gangrene up to the mid-tibial level and a hard painless solid mass in the right upper quadrant.
This can lead to a condition known as dry gangrene, where tissue deprived of blood flow dies.
They are; "grade O" = no open wound, "grade I" = a superficial ulcer without penetration to lower levels, "grade III" = lesion that penetrates deeper than grade II and there is an abscess, osteomyelitis, pyarthrosis, plantar space abscess, or infection of the tendon and tendon sheaths, "grade IV" = wet or dry gangrene in toes or forefoot, and "grade V" = gangrene involving the whole or portion of the foot that no local procedures are possible and amputation is indicated.
During each visit, the ER attending on duty would dutifully note that the rest of the patient's physical exam was unremarkable; except for signs and symptoms of dehydration, a residual left sided weakness and a recent onset dry gangrene on the right 2nd toe on the paralyzed foot.
Old people with diseased arteries are the most common victims of dry gangrene.