Physiologic False-Positive Doppler Study for Venous Thromboembolic Disease

Hoffer, Edward P.; Lingley, James F.
January 1980
Angiology;Jan1980, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p72
Academic Journal
The article presents physiologic false-positive Doppler study for venous thromboembolic disease. Thrombophlebitis is a common disease, but the clinical diagnosis is notoriously difficult. There are situations in which the venogram is contraindicated because of known allergies to contrast media or because it may be technically difficult or impossible to perform. The false-positive Doppler flow study reported here has a probable physiologic explanation that has not been recognized before now. A 77-year-old white woman with mild chronic venous insufficiency has been studied; whose only symptomatic manifestation was slight ankle edema at the end of the day.


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