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CASE REPORT

Upper Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis: A Case Report

Vivek Nanda, AN Venkatesh, B Ramesh

Keywords : Case report, Emergency department, Thromboembolic, Upper extremity

Citation Information : Nanda V, Venkatesh A, Ramesh B. Upper Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis: A Case Report. 2024; 2 (1):25-27.

DOI: 10.5005/njem-11015-0027

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-06-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Abstract

Upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (UEDVT) is a lesser-known phenomenon than its lower extremity equivalent, accounting for a smaller proportion of venous thromboembolic events. Despite its modest prevalence, the condition merits attention due to its potential complications, including pulmonary embolism and chronic venous insufficiency. Whilst lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) cases frequently take the centre stage in clinical discourse, knowing UEDVT's complexities is critical for earlier intervention and improved patient outcomes. The prevalence of secondary UEDVT has been on the rise, attributed to the widespread utilisation of central venous catheters in patients with cancer and other chronic illnesses. We report a case of 51-year-old female with no co-morbidities diagnosed with UEDVT in emergency department (ED) and its pathway to successful management.


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