neurotrophic ulcer


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neurotrophic ulcer

[¦nu̇r·ō¦träf·ik ′əl·sər]
(medicine)
A decubitus ulcer due to trophic disturbances following interruption or disease of afferent nerve fibers plus the factor of external trauma.
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Internal amputation is also a good option for both treatment and prophylaxis of neurotrophic ulcers due to claw foot deformity.
et al (11) reviewed 47 cases of neurotrophic ulcers of which 6 were due to syringomyelia and 4 had old spinal cord injury.
Neurotrophic ulcers of the feet: review of forty-seven cases.

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