Also called as TAO. Thrombo Angitis Obliterans. It is the inflammation and thrombosis of the small and medium Arteries and veins.
Patient 30 years old, Male presented with the complain of an ulcer since 2 n 1/2 years back. Started from the size of a coin to the present size. It is associated with pain and pus discharge. He's a chronic smoker for 5 years.No history of trauma over the area.
Ulcer: sloping edge, with muscle as the floor, and Calcaneum bone as the base.
-Arterial by pass
Why diagnose TOA?
- it occurs predominantly in men,
- age 20-40 years old
- mainly caused by chronic smoking
p/s: pictures are showing a healing ulcer, as he has been admitted here for 1 week. Debridement has been done.
*i actually got this case for my Surgery exam today.