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Semin Vasc Surg. 2005 Sep;18(3):139-47.

The case for thrombolysis for iliofemoral venous thrombosis.

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  • 1Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.


Deep venous thrombosis and its consequences remain a significant clinical challenge despite advances in the current healthcare system. The use of thrombolytic therapy has played an important role in the management of both arterial and venous thrombotic conditions. In this article, relevant clinical evidence and rationale in support of thrombolytic therapy in ileofemoral deep venous thrombosis are discussed.

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