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Diagnosis and management of subclavian vein thrombosis: three case reports and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18319230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Axillosubclavian vein thrombosis is seen relatively infrequently in clinical practice when compared with lower limb deep-venous thrombosis; however, it is a condition that can result in significant morbidity if managed suboptimally. A multimodal treatment approach has been increasingly adopted with thrombolysis and/or thoracic outlet decompression being favored over anticoagulation alone, although the evidence base to support this approach is limited. In all, 3 cases are reported, which highlight numerous pertinent issues relating to the diagnostic and therapeutic options available.
Richard A Smith; Sameh K Dimitri
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:    2008 Feb-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-05     Completed Date:  2008-04-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  100-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use*
Decompression, Surgical*
Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use*
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Middle Aged
Subclavian Vein* / pathology,  surgery
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome / drug therapy,  etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Thrombolytic Therapy*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
Venous Thrombosis / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 0/Fibrinolytic Agents

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