• Vol. 40 No. 4, 195–196
  • 15 April 2011

Acute Subclavian Vein Thrombosis in a Healthy Young Male

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Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) refers to thrombosis of the subclavian (18% to 69%), axillary (5% to 42%) or brachial vein (4% to 13%). It accounts for 4% to 10% of all cases of deep vein thrombosis1 and can result in pulmonary embolism (PE) or post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) of the arm and even death in severe cases.

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