Clinical Study of Chronic Lower Limb Ischemia and Correlation with Color Doppler Scan
Introduction: Chronic lower limb ischemia of the lower limb is a widely spread disease at the present time. It is a progressive
disease and mainly comprises of atherosclerosis and Buerger’s disease. Chronic critical limb ischemia is defined not only by
the clinical presentation but also by an objective measurement of impaired blood flow using radiological investigations like
Aim: The aim of the study was to clinically evaluate patients of chronic lower limb ischemia and correlate the clinical findings
with color Doppler study.
Materials and Methods: This study includes 50 patients admitted at Index Medical College, Indore with symptoms of chronic
lower limb ischemia. Data were collected on basis of detailed history, clinical examination and color Doppler ultrasound findings.
Results: Out of the 50 patients observed the clinical diagnosis showed 24 patients as atherosclerosis and 26 patients as
Buerger’s disease. While color Doppler diagnosis revealed 26 patients as atherosclerosis and 24 patients to be Buerger’s disease.
Conclusion: Current study establishes a strong correlation between diagnosis made on clinical basis and color Doppler findings
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