New Nigerian Journal of Clinical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 75--78

Idiopathic peripheral lower-limb gangrene in infancy


TD Sough1, CC Madubueze2 
1 Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria

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T D Sough
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja
Nigeria

Idiopathic peripheral lower-limb gangrene in infancy is a rare condition with attendant difficulty in making adequate or accurate diagnosis, as there are no clear-cut causes of the condition as the name suggests. The predisposing factors are important to consider as a guide for diagnosis and treatment, but timely intervention to restore the normal physiological status of the patient and reverse progression of ischemia is much more important. This is a presentation of two cases that were similarly managed for peripheral lower-limb idiopathic gangrene. Both cases were male infants. The conservative approach adopted in both cases yielded remarkable results.


How to cite this article:
Sough T D, Madubueze C C. Idiopathic peripheral lower-limb gangrene in infancy.N Niger J Clin Res 2018;7:75-78


How to cite this URL:
Sough T D, Madubueze C C. Idiopathic peripheral lower-limb gangrene in infancy. N Niger J Clin Res [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Dec 2 ];7:75-78
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