Prevention of deep venous thrombosis associated with superficial thrombophlebitis of the leg by early saphenous vein ligation.

@article{Krause1998PreventionOD,
  title={Prevention of deep venous thrombosis associated with superficial thrombophlebitis of the leg by early saphenous vein ligation.},
  author={Uwe Krause and Hans J{\"u}rgen Kock and K. -H. Kr{\"o}ger and Karoline Albrecht and Gottfried Rudofsky},
  journal={VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={34-8}
}
BACKGROUND Thrombophlebitis of the superficial veins of the leg used to be regarded as a mild and uncomplicated disease, particularly in German speaking countries. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a retrospective clinical study from 6/91 until 12/96 we followed the progress of all patients (n = 398) with thrombophlebitis of the vena saphena magna or parva. Parameters of interest were: the incidence of concomitant deep vein thrombosis and subsequent pulmonary embolism. All patients underwent colour… CONTINUE READING
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