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Vascular 

Vascular
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Vascular
Author(s):

Henk Giele

and Oliver Cassell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780192632227.003.0014
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date: 22 October 2020

Raynaud's phenomenon 450

Lymphoedema 453

Vascular anomalies 457

Haemangiomas 459

Vascular malformations 461

Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is a vasospastic condition affecting terminal arteries, classically characterized by colour change of the end-organ from pallor to cyanosis and rubor (white, then blue, then red). Blanching is followed by cyanosis due to the stasis of deoxygenated blood, and lastly rubor as a result of hyperaemic blood flow returning to the fingers....

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