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Angiology. 2008 Feb-Mar;59(1):100-6. doi: 10.1177/0003319707305917.

Diagnosis and management of subclavian vein thrombosis: three case reports and review of literature.

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Department of Surgery, Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, United Kingdom. richsmith@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

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.

PMID:
18319230
DOI:
10.1177/0003319707305917
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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