Superficial thrombophlebitis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Strong tenderness of the medial aspect of the left thigh. Tenuous hyperaemia.

Patient Data

Age: 53
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Incompressible, varicose, epifascial vein with internal echoes associated with significant increase in echogenicity of surrounding fat planes. They are branches and parts of the great saphenous vein.

Deep venous thrombosis was excluded (not shown).

Case Discussion

Superficial thrombophlebitis, also called superficial venous thrombosis, is a pathological condition characterized by the presence of a thrombus in the lumen of a superficial vein, accompanied by inflammatory reaction of your wall and adjacent tissues

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Case information

rID: 19798
Case created: 13th Oct 2012
Last edited: 9th Sep 2015
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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