Catheter-associated deep vein thrombosis of the upper extremity in cancer patients: guidance from the SSC of the ISTH.
J Thromb Haemost. 2014 Feb 18;
Authors: Zwicker J, Connolly G, Carrier M, Kamphuisen P, Lee A
Upper extremity thrombi are frequently diagnosed in cancer patients with central venous catheters. A number of complications arise in the setting of a catheter-associated upper extremity thrombosis including the development of pulmonary emboli, recurrent thrombosis, post-thrombotic syndrome, and infection. As the management of catheter associated thrombosis is often problematic, the ISTH Scientific Subcommittee on Hemostasis and Malignancy developed this guidance document in order to provide a concise review of current literature and to establish consensus guidance statements relevant to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of catheter associated thrombosis in the cancer population. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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