Sensitivity and Specificity of Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis

@inproceedings{Mustafa2002SensitivityAS,
  title={Sensitivity and Specificity of Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis},
  author={Osama M. Mustafa and Suman Wasan Rathbun and Thomas L Whitsett and Gary E. Raskob},
  year={2002}
}
U PPER EXTREMITY deep vein thrombosis is an increasingly common clinical problem. It may cause pulmonary embolisms, including fatal embolisms. Therefore, accurate diagnosis is essential. The clinical diagnosis of upper extremity deep vein thrombosis is nonspecific. Its prevalence is less than 50% among symptomatic patients, necessitating objective testing to confirm or exclude the diagnosis. While venography remains the diagnostic reference standard, it is invasive, has an associated risk of… CONTINUE READING

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