Archive for the ‘Anatomy’ Category
Stephan Moll, MD writes… An article for patients discussing (a) IVC filters, (b) narrowing of the main left pelvic vein (May-Thurner syndrome) and (c) pelvic venous stents has just been published (http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/133/6/e383.full.pdf). Color images of anatomy, filters and stents are included as visual aids. The article may be helpful as handout material for patients in clinic.
Reference: Carroll S, Moll S. Circulation. 2016;133:e383-e387
Last updated: Feb 18th, 2016
Stephan Moll, MD writes…..
When a young person is diagnosed with extensive pelvic DVT or inferior vena cava thrombosis, there may be an underlying and predisposing congenital abnormality of the IVC, such as a congenital absence (agenesis, aplasia) or narrowing (hypoplasia) of the IVC Read the rest of this entry »
A discussion of PFO and paradoxical embolism, written for patients, is available on the Clot Connect Patient blog- connect here. The health care professional can refer his/her patient to the information on PFO in that blog . The blog also contains images suitable for patients to understand the etiology of paradoxical embolism: Read the rest of this entry »
Confusion as to which veins of arms and legs are superficial and which are deep can lead to misclassification superficial thrombophlebitis and DVT and, thus, to incorrect treatment decisions.
A. Arm Veins
Graph of Arm vein terminology
- Basilic and cephalic veins are superficial veins;
- Brachial veins Read the rest of this entry »
A congenital stenosis of the left main pelvic vein (= left common iliac vein) by pressure from the overlying right common iliac artery (image 1) is referred to as May Thurner syndrome. While this anatomic variant is a risk factor for DVT, in many people is causes no symptoms and is irrelevant. Read the rest of this entry »