• Users Online: 12
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 95-97

A review on superficial venous thrombosis of the lower extremities


1 University of California, Davis Vascular Center, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sacramento CA, USA
2 University of Ferrara, Department of Surgery, Ferrara, Italy
3 The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, Division of Vascular Surgery, Guangzhou, China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Yung-Wei Chi
University of California, Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y Street, Suite 3400, Sacramento, CA 95817
USA
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/VIT.VIT_19_19

Rights and Permissions

Superficial venous thrombosis of the lower extremity is a common medical condition worldwide. Most of its epidemiologic data have come from the Western hemisphere suggesting female predominance and a high risk of venous thromboembolism. Initial diagnosis is still based on clinical suspicion and physical findings, but duplex ultrasound is often required to rule out concomitant deep venous thrombosis. Management options, including surgical and medical means, have been attempted with inconsistent result. In the last decade, clinical trials using anticoagulants such as low molecular weight heparin and new oral anti-Xa anticoagulants have demonstrated beneficial effects. Currently, oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories with or without compression are still the predominant initial treatment despite the proven clinical efficacy of oral anticoagulation in lowering thrombotic risk and symptom relief. In this review, most of the studies analyzed are after the year 2010 through PubMed index search and thus making it a contemporary update.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed516    
    Printed51    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded76    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal