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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115-117

Tourniquet-induced purpura during hand surgery

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, NMC Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE

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Dr. Sanjay Saraf
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, NMC Specialty Hospital, Dubai
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DOI: 10.4103/jotr.jotr_47_15

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We report a rare case of acute dermal capillary rupture secondary to tourniquet application during hand surgery, which presented as severe purpuric rashes (Rumpel–Leede phenomenon) distal to the tourniquet site. The likely cause was capillary fragility subsequent to diabetic microangiopathy and hypertension.

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