Deep venous thrombosis as a cause of stump swelling in two lower extremity amputee patients.
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Two patients who were initially treated for an infection as a cause for their swollen stump were subsequently found to have deep venous thrombosis. The diagnosis was made noninvasively by compressive ultrasound (CU) scanning. DVT should be considered in the different diagnosis of stump swelling in the otherwise stable, post-rehabilitated lower extremity amputee patient.
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