TITLE

Physiologic False-Positive Doppler Study for Venous Thromboembolic Disease

AUTHOR(S)
Hoffer, Edward P.; Lingley, James F.
PUB. DATE
January 1980
SOURCE
Angiology;Jan1980, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
16392138

 

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