Diagnosis and management of deep vein thrombosis of the upper extremity: a review

HJ Baarslag*, MMW Koopman, JA Reekers, EJR van Beek

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Abstract

Deep vein thrombosis of the upper extremity is an increasing clinical problem due to the use of long-term indwelling catheters for chemotherapy or long-term feeding. The clinical diagnosis is difficult to make, and various imaging modalities have been used for this purpose. The use of (interventional) radiological procedures has been advancing in recent years. This review describes the clinical background, the imaging modalities that may be employed, treatment options and outcome of patients with upper extremity thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1263-1274
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume14
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

Keywords

  • thrombosis
  • thoracic inlet
  • veins
  • diagnostic radiology
  • therapy
  • COLOR DUPLEX ULTRASONOGRAPHY
  • CATHETER-RELATED THROMBOSIS
  • PAGET-SCHROETTER-SYNDROME
  • CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETERS
  • SUBCLAVIAN VEIN
  • THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY
  • PULMONARY-EMBOLISM
  • DOPPLER ULTRASOUND
  • CANCER-PATIENTS
  • MR VENOGRAPHY

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