Early outcome after isolated calf vein thrombosis.

  title={Early outcome after isolated calf vein thrombosis.},
  author={Mark H. Meissner and Michael T Caps and Robert O. Bergelin and Richard Manzo and D. Eugene Strandness},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={26 5},
PURPOSE The clinical significance of isolated calf vein thrombosis (CVT), particularly with respect to development of the postthrombotic syndrome, remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to define the early natural history of CVT in relation to persistent lower extremity symptoms, propagation, recanalization, and the development of valvular incompetence. METHODS Over a 116-month period, 499 patients with acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT) were referred to our research laboratory… CONTINUE READING
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