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[Pulmonary embolism and unusual deep venous thrombosis. Report of two cases].

Abstract : Contrast venography is the gold standard for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis in the lower limb extremities, but it fails to visualize deep veins like deep femoral vein and internal iliac vein. The internal iliac can be examined with duplex scanning if the technique and the examination conditions are correct. As reported in these two cases, thrombosis of these deep veins may lead to pulmonary embolism. The first case is a young female with venous thromboembolic disease in whom internal iliac vein thrombosis was documented only at the second examination. In the second case, deep femoral vein thrombosis appeared early in a comatose young male. This thrombosis may be classified as proximal muscular vein thrombosis. These two cases emphasize the importance of a duplex scanning examination performed with rigorous technique, whose the main limitation being examination conditions.
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  • HAL Id : hal-00722351, version 1
  • PUBMED : 9411012



Luc Bressollette, Bruno Guias, Anne Lemire, Michel Nonent, Jean-François Garcia, et al.. [Pulmonary embolism and unusual deep venous thrombosis. Report of two cases].. Journal des Maladies Vasculaires, 1997, 22 (4), pp.265-7. ⟨hal-00722351⟩



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