[Management of superficial vein thrombosis]

Paul Frappé, Laurent Bertoletti, Nathalie Moulin, Hervé Décousus
La Revue du Praticien 2015, 65 (2): 204-7
Recent epidemiological studies have highlighted the potential severity of superficial vein thrombosis of the lower limbs (SVT). Diagnosis is based on clinical and Doppler ultrasonography evaluation, and define its therapeutic management. If SVT is associated with objectively confirmed deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, curative anticoagulation is indicated. If SVT is isolated and measured over 5 cm long, prophylactic dosage of fondaparinux may be provided for 45 days.

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