Oberflächliche Phlebitis und Venenthrombose der oberen Extremität - Banal oder nicht?

A. L. Recke, B. Kahle*

*Corresponding author for this work


Summary Background: In contrast to venous thromboembolism in the lower limbs, reports of thrombosis or phlebitis in the arm are rare. Methods: A review of different data bases was performed using the following key words: venous thrombosis, upper extremity, venous catheter, pulmonary embolism, thoracic outlet, varicose veins in upper limbs, superficial phlebitis upper extremity/limb. Results: Upper extremity thrombosis is often caused by catheters or in accordance to malignancies. Conclusion: Upper extremity thrombosis is more frequent than supposed and should be examined using duplex ultrasound.

Original languageGerman
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)335-337
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)

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