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A right-handed man without past medical history presents with right upper extremity oedema for 4 days. He does not endorse any history of trauma, but was weight lifting and trampoline jumping 2 days prior to symptom development (see figures 1⇓⇓–4).
Which visual findings are of notable concern?
What are other important considerations on history?
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Figure 1 depicts the forearms. The right arm is erythematous and oedematous compared with the left. Figures 2 and 3 depict the mid-bicep arm circumferences. The right arm is 7.5 cm larger than the left. Figure 4 demonstrates some mottling and discolouration of the right arm, extending proximally to the deltoid. These findings …
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