ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Paget-von Schroetter Syndrome associated with thrombophilia
Cengiz Bolcal, Kürşad Öz, Gökçe Şirin, Tankut Akay, Ufuk Demirkılıç
Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
Paget-von Schroetter syndrome is spontaneous thrombosis of the subclavian vein, accounting for 0.5-1% of all vein thromboses. A 22-year-old male patient presented with complaints of pain and swelling in the right arm, of sudden onset. Venous duplex ultrasound revealed subclavian vein thrombosis. With early thrombolytic therapy, the symptoms of the patient improved and venous patency was maintained.
Keywords : Upper extremity/pathology; subclavian vein; thrombolytic therapy; thrombophlebitis; venous thrombosis/therapy
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