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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2012 Dec;25(12):563-72; quiz 573-4. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000423442.08531.fb.

Martorell hypertensive ischemic leg ulcer: an underdiagnosed Entity©.

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University of Toronto, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Martorell hypertensive ischemic leg ulcer represents rapidly progressive and extremely painful ulcers that are frequently underdiagnosed. These occur most commonly on the lateral-dorsal calf and are associated with hypertension and diabetes. This article will synthesize a review of the literature for the accurate diagnosis and treatment of this painful debilitating condition.

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