Arm edema, subclavian thrombosis, and pacemakers--a case report.

  title={Arm edema, subclavian thrombosis, and pacemakers--a case report.},
  author={Jerry O. Ciocon and Daisy Galindo-Ciocon},
  volume={49 4},
This reports an arm edema that was initially treated as cellulitis and later diagnosed to be subclavian thrombosis due to pacemaker wire irritation. We present an 87-year-old Caucasian man with 5 weeks duration of left arm swelling and pain that was treated with two courses of antibiotics. An axillary venous Doppler study was interpreted as normal with no evidence of venous thrombosis. However, a venogram showed evidence of thrombosis involving the left innominate, subclavian, and axillary… CONTINUE READING
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