deep vein thrombosis

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deep vein thrombosis

A blood clot (thrombos) in a vein deep within the muscle, typically in the thigh or calf. It is caused by disease or the lack of activity such as sitting for hours at a computer screen. If part of the thrombos breaks off, it becomes an embolism, which can travel through the heart and block the arteries to the lungs. Prevention of this condition is less sitting and more walking. For more information, visit www.dvt.net. See medical conditions.
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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.
Khan SN, Stansby G; Current management of Paget-Schroetter syndrome in the UK; Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2004; 86: 29-34
2) Patients with hypercoagulable states are also at increased risk for Paget-Schroetter syndrome and may have more refractory thrombosis.
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.