Deep vein thrombosis: diagnosis of a comon clinical problem.

  title={Deep vein thrombosis: diagnosis of a comon clinical problem.},
  author={Roy Divittorio and Edward I. Bluth and Michael A. Sullivan},
  journal={The Ochsner journal},
  volume={4 1},
Ultrasound is recognized as a very accurate first line diagnostic tool when a patient presents with a symptomatic lower extremity suggesting acute venous thrombus. Advantages of ultrasound are that it does not involve using radiation or contrast and can be performed portably, generally with no complications. In many patients, other abnormalities such as Baker's cysts, arterial aneurysms, or hematomas can be detected and can explain the symptoms. Some limitations are that ultrasound is dependent… CONTINUE READING