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Catheter-Associated DVT of Arm and Neck in Cancer Patients: ISTH Guidance

| Clots in unusual locations, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Uncategorized, Venous Clots | Comments Off on Catheter-Associated DVT of Arm and Neck in Cancer Patients: ISTH Guidance

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 »

Arm and Leg Veins – Anatomy + Terminology

| Anatomy, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Superficial thrombophlebitis, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Arm and Leg Veins – Anatomy + Terminology

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