Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis.

  title={Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis.},
  author={Paolo Prandoni and Enrico Bernardi},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  volume={5 4},
Upper extremity deep-vein thrombosis has recently been recognized as being a more common and less benign disease than previously reported. It arises generally in the presence of recognizable risk factors, such as central venous catheters and cancer. However, as many as 20% of patients present with apparently spontaneous episodes. The prevalence of inherited coagulation defects in patients with this disease ranges from 10% to 26%. The clinical picture of upper extremity DVT is characterized by… CONTINUE READING


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