Posts Tagged ‘arm’
Stephan Moll, MD writes… This week (Feb 18th, 2014) a guidance document on the prevention and management of catheter-associated upper extremity (brachial, axillary, subclavian, and brachiocephalic veins) and neck (internal jugular) DVT was published by the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) [ref 1]. The authors acknowledge that optimal long-term management of catheter-associated DVT has not been established. The key recommendations: 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 »