ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Paget Schroetter Syndrome: upper extremity deep vein thrombosis after repetitive exercises
Hakan Kara1, Kemal Uzun1, Gökhan İlhan2, Burçin Abud3
Özel Giresun Ada Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Giresun, Türkiye
1Özel Giresun Ada Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Giresun, Türkiye
2Rize Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Rize, Türkiye
3İzmir Tepecik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.9527
Axillary-subclavian vein thrombosis or Paget-Schroetter syndrome is an uncommon deep vein thrombosis usually caused by excessive and repetitive upper limb activity. It may cause post-trombotic syndrome, leading to a significant disability, unless treated early and properly. It is most often the consequence of a chronic compression of the subclavian vein at the level of the thoracic outlet. In this article, we present a 24-year-old male case with complaints of swelling, tightness, heaviness in the right half of his neck, upper arm, and right precordial area after repetitive exercises. No etiological factors such as trauma, venous catheter intervention, malignancy, hematologic disorder, or history of any chronic disease were described. Venous Doppler ultrasound revealed subclavian-axillary vein thrombosis. With early thrombolytic therapy, the symptoms relieved and venous patency was maintained.
Keywords : Axillary-subclavian vein; deep venous thrombosis; Paget-Schroetter syndrome
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