Upper-extremity deep-vein thrombosis in an elderly man

Har-Noy, Ofir; Meltzer, Eyal
April 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/10/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 8, p1078
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents the case study of a 79-year old man with thrombophilia in the left jugular veins. The results of tests for causes of thrombophilia and the treatments are presented and the article recommends testing for thrombophilia if deep-vein thrombosis develops before the age of 50. It is concluded that deep-vein thrombosis of the upper extremity occurs infrequently and majority of them are secondary or iatrogenic and associated with central venous catheters or pacemaker electrodes.


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