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A case of varices of the entire esophagus in a patient who had undergone resection of a substernal thyroid gland 29 years previously is reported. Dilated esophageal veins, varices, may serve as collateral channels between the portal and systemic systems. When the superior vena cava is obstructed, blood from the upper extremities and head is returned to the… (More)
The role of echocardiography for the evaluation of thrombus formation on indwelling intracardiac catheters is well established. Considerably less well described, however, are the echocardiographic characteristics of the so-called retained fibrin sheath, a sleeve of fibrin that surrounds the catheter at the point at which it enters the vein that commonly… (More)
Deep vein thrombosis is a serious medical problem that may lead to pulmonary embolus. The authors discuss the noninvasive diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis using venous occlusion plethysmography and ultrasonic duplex scanning.