EMBOLIA CUTIS MEDICAMENTOSA: LOCAL ARTERIAL EMBOLISM FOLLOWING THE INJECTION OF MERCURIC SALICYLATE IN OIL

@inproceedings{SkolnikEMBOLIACM,
  title={EMBOLIA CUTIS MEDICAMENTOSA: LOCAL ARTERIAL EMBOLISM FOLLOWING THE INJECTION OF MERCURIC SALICYLATE IN OIL},
  author={Edward A. Skolnik and Ruben Nomland}
}
The unintentional injection of oily suspensions of mercury or bismuth into an artery of the buttock is a very rare accident in the treatment of syphilis. Gammel 1 has reviewed the literature and reported five cases in his two papers on this subject. In the less severe cases there was only immediate severe pain, followed by induration of the buttock and bluish, reticulated mottling of the overlying skin. These conditions disappeared in about two weeks. In the severe cases there were extreme… CONTINUE READING