Skin Necrosis After Ketorolac Intravascular Adminisration

  • Sara Abolghasemi
  • Shahnaz Sali
  • Manijeh Roohi
  • Narjes Shokatpour
Keywords: Intravascular;, Skin necrosis;, Injection;, Non-seroidal anti-inflammatory drugs


Skin necrosis is considered as a rare but severe complication of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) injections. Symptoms comprise intense pain around the injection site, evolving into erythema, livedoid violaceous patch, hemorrhagic patch, and eventually necrosis of the skin. The pathogenesis is not fully clear. However, it is presumed that damage to an end artery and the cytotoxic effects of the drug are main causes. We present a patient who developed skin necrosis after ketorolac intravascular adminisration for the treatment of renal colic. To the bes of our knowledge, this is the frs report describing skin necrosis after ketorolac intravascular injection.


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Abolghasemi S, Sali S, Roohi M, Shokatpour N. Skin Necrosis After Ketorolac Intravascular Adminisration. CRCP. 3(3):87-0.
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