Current perspective of venous thrombosis in the upper extremity.
J Thromb Haemost. 2008 Aug;6(8):1262-6
Authors: Flinterman LE, Van Der Meer FJ, Rosendaal FR, Doggen CJ
Venous thrombosis of the upper extremity is a rare disease. Therefore, not as much is known about risk factors, treatment and the risk of recurrence as for venous thrombosis of the leg. Only central venous catheters and strenuous exercise are commonly known risk factors for an upper extremity venous thrombosis. In this review an overview of the different risk factors, possible treatments and the complications for patients with a venous thrombosis of the upper extremity is given.
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