phlegmasia cerulea dolens

[ sə-rōōlē-ə dōlĕnz′ ]

n.

Thrombosis of the veins of a limb characterized by sudden severe pain, swelling, cyanosis, and edema, followed by circulatory collapse and shock.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.