Current management of isolated soleal and gastrocnemius vein thrombosis

Ali Elfandi, Sharen Anghel, Clifford Sales

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Abstract

Thrombi of the soleal and gastrocnemius veins of the leg remain incompletely characterized in terms of the appropriate treatment algorithm to follow. Although they are anatomically located below the level of the fascia, making them "deep" vein thrombi, their natural history is unclear with respect to propagation and embolization. Varying treatment suggestions have been proposed, from full-dose anticoagulation to "watchful waiting" with repeated duplex examination, with none rising to the level of accepted scientific evidence. Herein, we present the current literature citing the differing opinions and data that have confused the subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number221
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Veins
Thrombosis
Watchful Waiting
Fascia
Natural History
Leg

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Current management of isolated soleal and gastrocnemius vein thrombosis. / Elfandi, Ali; Anghel, Sharen; Sales, Clifford.

In: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, Vol. 3, No. 3, 221, 01.01.2015, p. 341-344.

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