Dictionary » G » Gravitational ulcer

Gravitational ulcer

Gravitational ulcer

a chronic ulcer of the leg with impaired healing because of the dependent position of the extremity and the incompetence of the valves of the varicosed veins; the venous return stagnates and creates hypoxaemia.

See: varicose ulcer.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 706 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link