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A Journal on Surgery
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Minerva Chirurgica 1999 April;54(4):267-72
Recurrent axillo-subclavian ven thrombosis
Scarone P. C., Panella P., Franceschetti B.
The incidence of DVT in axillo-subclavian district is rather low. Up-to-date reports show however it is progressively increasing, owing to the widespread diffusion of intravenous prosthetic devices. While the opportunities of a correct diagnosis are becoming various, particularly because of the development of echo color-Doppler and imaging techniques, there is indecision for the treatment: the question is about a medical and a surgical therapy. Neither the former nor the latter are well established. This case report is about a 61-year-old woman affected by a recurrent DVT of the subclavian and axillary veins, who never underwent operation and/or handling of the venous district. Clinical tests didn't show any well determinate cause of thrombosis. It was decided not to treat the patient surgically, so a medical therapy was understaken. Now she is completely recovered.