Diagnosis of acute lower limb deep venous thrombosis with ultrasound: trends and controversies.

  title={Diagnosis of acute lower limb deep venous thrombosis with ultrasound: trends and controversies.},
  author={Michel M Dauzat and J P Laroche and Ghislaine Deklunder and Joseph Ayoub and Isabelle Qu{\'e}r{\'e} and Fernando M. Lopez and Charles Janbon},
  journal={Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU},
  volume={25 7},
Acute deep venous thrombosis of the lower limb is a common and threatening condition whose clinical diagnosis is known to be unreliable. Sonography has gradually superseded venography as the primary diagnostic procedure. A review of the medical literature shows that sonography offers a high level of sensitivity and specificity in symptomatic patients but suffers from a lack of sensitivity at the calf level and in asymptomatic patients. Technologic progress, as well as increased operator… CONTINUE READING


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