The Paget-Schroetter syndrome
is usually present in younger and otherwise healthy patients, involves the dominant hand, males are more often affected.
In contrast to patients with Paget-Schroetter Syndrome
, patients with idiopathic UEDVT have no known trigger or obvious underlying disease.
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2) Patients with hypercoagulable states are also at increased risk for Paget-Schroetter syndrome
and may have more refractory thrombosis.
Effort-induced DVT of the upper extremity, the so-called Paget-Schroetter syndrome
, occurs in younger individuals who engage in strenuous exercise such as weightlifting, especially when accompanied by preexistent anatomic abnormalities of the thoracic outlet.
Based on the patient's clinical presentation and the results of the venogram, we diagnosed Paget-Schroetter syndrome
The English surgeon, Hughes, gave it the eponym Paget-Schroetter syndrome
(PSS) when he reviewed 320 cases from literature in 1949.