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Journal Articles Journal des Maladies Vasculaires Year : 1999

[Calf muscle venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism].


INTRODUCTION: The clinical significance of calf muscle venous thrombosis (CMVT) still remains a matter of debate. Detected by ultrasonography, they are overlooked by venography. This prompted us to evaluate the frequency of such localizations and their association to pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: Retrospective review of our database over a three-year period. All patients with an isolated CMVT were included. RESULTS: Isolated CMVT were detected in 106 patients (mean age 68.6 years; 65% women), that is 12.5% of all venous thromboses diagnosed in the vascular sonography unit over the study period Sixteen associated PE were detected (15%). CONCLUSIONS: Association of CMVT and PE is not infrequent. Whether or not such thromboses have the potential to extend into deep veins and/or to migrate into pulmonary circulation requires further studies.
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hal-00722346 , version 1 (01-08-2012)


  • HAL Id : hal-00722346 , version 1
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Bruno Guias, Guillemette Simoni, Emmanuel Oger, Anne Lemire, Christophe Leroyer, et al.. [Calf muscle venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism].. Journal des Maladies Vasculaires, 1999, 24 (2), pp.132-4. ⟨hal-00722346⟩
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