The urgency of phlegmasia cerulea dolens: management for physicians and surgeons

Mitra Rahmatzadeh, Jonathan Clarke, Joseph Jaya, Limi Lee, Sam Farah, Roger Bell and Ming Yii
Med J Aust 2022; 216 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51458
Published online: 4 April 2022


  • 1 Monash Health, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC

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