This man developed a thrombosis of his left subclavian vein as a result of a catheter. Take a look at the hemosiderin deposits on his fingers. He’s actually got varicose veins on his forearms that you can’t see in this photo.
venous stasis of hand
This is a rare case of venous stasis ulcers of the fingers. I think it’s good to be reminded of what out of control inflammatory process (from the activated leukocytes in stasis) can do to tissue. Somehow I see it with different eyes when it’s in an unexpected location

Dr. Fife sees patients at the CHI St. Luke's Hospital Wound Clinic in The Woodlands, Texas. For an appointment call (936) 266-2150.

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