Cutaneous Cholesterol Emboli Questions & Answers

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

What is the pathophysiology of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

What causes cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

What is the prevalence of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

What are the racial predilections of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

What are the sexual predilections of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

What is the prognosis of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

What are the possible complications of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Cutaneous Cholesterol Emboli?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

How is the diagnosis of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE) confirmed?

How are patients with cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE) assessed for aneurysms?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

Treatment

How is cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

What precautions should be taken during aortic surgery of a patient with cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

How are cholesterol emboli (CE) prevented during aortoiliac reconstruction?

What are the surgical contraindications in patients with cholesterol emboli (CE)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

Which medications in the drug class Cholesterol-lowering agents are used in the treatment of Cutaneous Cholesterol Emboli?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Cutaneous Cholesterol Emboli?

Which medications in the drug class Vasodilators are used in the treatment of Cutaneous Cholesterol Emboli?

Which medications in the drug class Antiplatelet/antisludging agents are used in the treatment of Cutaneous Cholesterol Emboli?

Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulant/antithrombolytic agents are used in the treatment of Cutaneous Cholesterol Emboli?