What is the incidence of contrast-induced deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients treated for venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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In nearly 15% of patients undergoing venography for detection of DVT, a new thrombosis is detected shortly after a contrast venogram shows negative results. The incidence of contrast-induced DVT in patients who undergo venography for the assessment of venous insufficiency is not known.


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