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Axillary vein thrombosis during pregnancy: a case report.
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PMID:  1495719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 32-year-old multiparous woman had progressive swelling of the right arm at 32 weeks' gestation, accompanied by cyanosis and a preserved radial pulse. Phlebography demonstrated a 5-cm thrombus in the axillary vein. No known etiologic factors were found. Intravenous heparin administration resulted in rapid resolution of the clinical findings. Subcutaneous heparin 10,000 U/day was administered for secondary prophylaxis until cesarean at 39 weeks, during which a full dose was administered without complications. Axillary vein thrombosis during pregnancy may be diagnosed by either phlebography or duplex scanning, and preferably should be treated by heparin. Thrombolytic therapy is justified mainly for life-threatening complications such as pulmonary embolism.
I Ben-Shlomo; G Azogui; A Prober; C Cozacov; S Zohar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-10     Completed Date:  1992-09-10     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rebecca Sieff Hospital, Safed, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Axillary Vein / radiography*
Heparin / therapeutic use
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  radiography
Pregnancy Outcome
Thrombosis / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  radiography
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