Comparison of surgical methods in catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS)

Carlesimo, Bruno and Monarca, Cristiano and Rizzo, Maria Ida and Conte, Francesca and Scuderi, Nicolò (2011) Comparison of surgical methods in catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS). Il giornale di chirurgia, 32 (3). pp. 110-112. ISSN 1971-145X

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Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune condition characterized by vascular thromboses and/or pregnancy morbidity in the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. The variant “catastrophic” (CAPS) is defined as a potential life-threatening disease, characterized by multiple small vessel thromboses that can lead to multiple organ failure. Surgery is between precipitating factors in CAPS International Registry, but it’s still unclear the relationship between surgery and syndrome. The present study reports two surgical procedures, performed on two patients with APS admitted with diagnosis of loss of substance of the lower limb needing of reconstructive treatment. We compared and analyzed aggressive and minimally invasive surgery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome - Reconstructive surgery
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2016 11:17
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 11:17

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