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Ir Med J. 2019 Feb 14;112(2):873.

A Case of Paget-Schroetter Syndrome in a Young Male After Lifting Weights

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Emergency Department, University Hospital Galway, Ireland
Vascular Surgery Department, University Hospital Galway, Ireland


Paget-Schroetter Syndrome (PSS) or effort thrombosis of the axillary-subclavian venous axis is a rare disease affecting healthy young adults which requires a high index of suspicion to diagnose. Management often requires not only anticoagulation but also thrombolysis with first rib resection to prevent recurrence and complications. We present a case of a 31-year-old male who presented to our emergency department with pain and swelling of his left upper limb. He was diagnosed with PSS and underwent; anticoagulation, catheter directed thrombolysis and planned for first rib resection.


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