Sildenafil as a therapeutic option for digital ischemic ulceration: case report

Krahenbuhl, Swenn Maxence and Depairon, Michele and Faure, Marguerite and Vietti Violi, Naik and Applegate, Lee Ann and Raffoul, Wassim. (2015) Sildenafil as a therapeutic option for digital ischemic ulceration: case report. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 40 (5). pp. 890-893.

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We report the case of a 37-year-old woman who developed critical upper limb ischemia caused by a cervical rib. Because the malformation was initially undiagnosed, a vascular bypass was performed, and failure occurred. Following a 6-month therapy with sildenafil, revascularization of the arm was successful and amputation was avoided. A 6-year follow-up shows a rich collateral network at the compression site and normal values of digital plethysmography. Because hand surgeons often see patients with digital ulcerations and other manifestations of peripheral vascular pathology, therapy of ischemia with sildenafil could be an effective treatment option in patients not responding to classic drugs.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel > Clinical Pharmacology (Krähenbühl)
UniBasel Contributors:Krähenbühl, Stephan
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
ISSN:1531-6564 (Electronic) 0363-5023 (Linking)
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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