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Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis: pathogenesis and treatment

Piotr Pukacki, Robert Juszkat, Maciej Błaszyk, Łukasz Dzieciuchowicz, Zbigniew Krasiński
DOI: 10.5603/AA.2019.0010
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Acta Angiologica 2019;25(2):115-119.

open access

Vol 25, No 2 (2019)
Review papers
Published online: 2019-05-23

Abstract

Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) may be the first manifestation of venous thoracic outlet syndrome
(VTOS). It primarily affects young, physically active people. The clinical findings depend on the degree
of obstruction of the subclavian vein. Correct diagnosis — aided by various imaging modalities — as well as
rapid initiation of local thrombolytic therapy, surgical decompression of the thoracic outlet (when indications
are present), and the immediate initiation of anticoagulation therapy aim at successfully restoring the patient’s
quality of life.

Abstract

Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) may be the first manifestation of venous thoracic outlet syndrome
(VTOS). It primarily affects young, physically active people. The clinical findings depend on the degree
of obstruction of the subclavian vein. Correct diagnosis — aided by various imaging modalities — as well as
rapid initiation of local thrombolytic therapy, surgical decompression of the thoracic outlet (when indications
are present), and the immediate initiation of anticoagulation therapy aim at successfully restoring the patient’s
quality of life.

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Keywords

upper extremity deep vein thrombosis, thoracic outlet syndrome, subclavian vein thrombosis, paget-schroetter syndrome, pathogenesis and treatment

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Title

Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis: pathogenesis and treatment

Journal

Acta Angiologica

Issue

Vol 25, No 2 (2019)

Pages

115-119

Published online

2019-05-23

DOI

10.5603/AA.2019.0010

Bibliographic record

Acta Angiologica 2019;25(2):115-119.

Keywords

upper extremity deep vein thrombosis
thoracic outlet syndrome
subclavian vein thrombosis
paget-schroetter syndrome
pathogenesis and treatment

Authors

Piotr Pukacki
Robert Juszkat
Maciej Błaszyk
Łukasz Dzieciuchowicz
Zbigniew Krasiński

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