Superficial thrombophlebitis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

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

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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