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Sonographic diagnosis of subclavian and internal jugular vein thrombosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3316690     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seven patients with internal jugular and/or subclavian vein thrombosis were studied with real-time sonography and venography. High-resolution real-time sonography was used to tabulate morphologic parameters (venous size, shape, intraluminal echoes, and presence of collateral veins), as well as physiologic parameters (mobile venous valves, distention, compressibility, pulsation). Chronic venous thrombosis was characterized by the presence of collateral veins, spread of the thrombus to other major veins, and loss of normal vascular landmarks with poor visualization of the actual thrombus, the "cut-off sign." Acute catheter-induced thrombosis was confined to one vessel, and the thrombus was seen clearly in all cases. Two new signs of thrombosis, the absence of the beating venous valve and the "cut-off sign," are particularly useful in the sonographic diagnosis of internal jugular vein thrombosis.
R Weissleder; G Elizondo; D D Stark
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  1987 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-01-12     Completed Date:  1988-01-12     Revised Date:  2010-06-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-87     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114.
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MeSH Terms
Jugular Veins / pathology*
Subclavian Vein / pathology*
Thrombosis / diagnosis*

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