Which surgical interventions are used in the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2020
  • Author: Vera A De Palo, MD, MBA, FCCP; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS  more...
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Answer

Surgical interventions include the following:

  • Thrombectomy
  • Embolectomy (limited to massive PE when thrombolysis is contraindicated or other treatments have failed)
  • Venous interruption (currently rare)

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