What is the role of venography in the workup 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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Contrast venography is an invasive technique that can provide direct proof of thrombus by demonstrating a filling defect with the aid of contrast medium through the deep venous system. However, it can cause iatrogenic venous thrombosis, tissue sloughing from contrast extravasation, and an allergic contrast reaction.


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