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Deep vein thrombosis of lower extremity

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio


Patient in the early post-operative period. Presents to the emergency department with unilateral leg edema.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female

Lower limbs venous Doppler ultrasound study


Doppler ultrasound demonstrates the common femoral and femoral vein to be distended, not compressible, and filled by heterogenous hypoechogenic material without flow.

Case Discussion

This case aims to show the typical appearances of DVT on ultrasound: a distended and non-compressible vein that is filled with some echogenic thrombi without signs of flow on Doppler. 

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