Case 2-1993: A 72-Year-Old Woman with a Coagulopathy and Bilateral Thigh Masses

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. McNeely, Betty U. McNeely, Robert I. Handin, Michael Laposata

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Abstract

Presentation of Case A 72-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of swelling and ecchymoses of both lower extremities and anemia. The patient was in excellent health until five weeks earlier, when pain and swelling developed in the right leg. A physician diagnosed superficial thrombophlebitis and prescribed aspirin and rest. The aspirin was discontinued after two weeks because of the development of bruises over the arms and face. Three and a half weeks before entry the left leg began to swell progressively. Eleven days before admission the patient was admitted to another hospital. The hematologic and blood chemical findings…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-128
Number of pages8
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume328
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Cabot, R. C., Scully, R. E., Mark, E. J., McNeely, W. F., McNeely, B. U., Handin, R. I., & Laposata, M. (1993). Case 2-1993: A 72-Year-Old Woman with a Coagulopathy and Bilateral Thigh Masses. New England Journal of Medicine, 328(2), 121-128. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199301143280209