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Free-floating thrombus in the femoral vein--a challenge in phlebologic diagnostics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11701410     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although thrombophlebitis may be a complication of an incompetent great saphenous vein, it usually has a benign outcome. The risk of embolisation is present especially when ascending progression of superficial venous thrombosis extends to the femoral vein. The proximal extension of the thrombus often precedes clinically visible symptoms. Use of colour duplex sonography is superior to phlebography in assessing the saphenofemoral junction area and thrombus propagation in these cases. Our case report details the difficulties encountered in the diagnosis and therapy of a patient with a free-floating thrombus at the saphenofemoral junction.
S Raulin; C Raulin; B Greve
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of dermatology : EJD     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1167-1122     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Dermatol     Publication Date:    2001 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-09     Completed Date:  2001-12-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206420     Medline TA:  Eur J Dermatol     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  564-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Femoral Vein / radiography,  ultrasonography*
Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use
Heparin / therapeutic use
Saphenous Vein
Thrombophlebitis / drug therapy,  radiography,  ultrasonography*
Thrombosis / drug therapy,  radiography,  ultrasonography*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrinolytic Agents; 9005-49-6/Heparin

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