J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2006 ;59(4):429-32
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Marmara University, Tophanelioglu Caddesi, Altunizade, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey.
Cholesterol crystal embolism is a multisystem disorder with a high mortality. It is usually seen following vascular surgery and long term anticoagulation therapy, but the diagnosis is often not considered. Skin manifestations are the first sign of cholesterol crystal embolism and recognition of the symptoms is a key element in early diagnosis and prevention of recurrences. Read More