Superficial venous thrombosis superficialthrombophlebitis - Color Ultrasound


Title: Color Ultrasound - Superficial venous thrombosis superficialthrombophlebitis
Diagnosis: Superficial venous thrombosis superficialthrombophlebitis
Author: Dr.ROSSET Antoine
Comment: Dr. KHAN Haleem
Hospital: HUG
Department: Radiologie
State: Terminée
Date: 21.03.2003
: 4304
Chapter: Peripheral

Clinical Presentation: Pain, erythema and swelling of the rightleg
Comment: Most hospitalized patients at high risk for developingacute deep
venous thrombosis (DVT) are asymptomatic. Sinceuntreated acute DVT may have severe
complications includingpulmonary embolism and post-phlebetic syndrome, an
accuratenoninvasive method is necessary to establish the diagnosis. Severalstudies have
confirmed the utility of CDFI for this purpose. Thiscase example perfectly demonstrated the
diagnosis of superficialthrombophlebitis.
Description: Several superficial veins of the leg show internalechoes and lack of
venous compressibility. Color Doppler flow showsno flow in these vessels. Although the
venous thrombosis extends tothe popliteal vein, this latter is not occluded as the change
inthis vein's caliber and response to valsalva's manoeuver is stillpresent. The femoral and
iliac vessels(not shown) were free fromthrombosis.

Order: 1064
Dislocation: 0
Polytrauma: 0
Open: 0
Pathologic: 0
Operation: 00.00.00
Graft: 0

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