TITLE

CSF-Shunt-Related Thrombophlebitis -- Case Reports

AUTHOR(S)
Nguyen, Jean-Paul; Goujon, Colette; Monsuez, Jean-Jaques; Keravel, Yves
PUB. DATE
October 1990
SOURCE
Vascular Surgery;Oct1990, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p598
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Two cases of upper extremity thrombophlebitis left cerebrospinal fluid, (CSF) shunt implantation are reported. Signs and symptoms appeared in the early postoperative period (at days 5 and 15 respectively). Thrombosis of the axillary vein was demonstrated by Doppler examination and phlebography. Both patients were given anticoagulant therapy with a favorable clinical outcome. No pulmonary embolism or catheter dysfunction occurred. the patients remained free of any disability after a two and three-year follow-up, respectively, without relapsing thrombosis after a discontinuation of therapy. These 2 cases occurred in the only 2 adult-patients in whom a left CSF shunt was implanted. No thrombotic complications occurred among 153 patients with a right implantation of the device. Thus, the course of the catheter through the left brachiocephalic vein has to be taken into account in the pathogenicity of this complication.
ACCESSION #
16738108

 

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