When is surgery indicated for axillary and subclavian vein thrombosis (Paget–von Schrötter syndrome)?

Updated: Jun 05, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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In the presence of anatomic abnormalities, surgical therapy is recommended to minimize long-term morbidity and recurrence. Catheter-induced thrombosis may require removal of the device. Locally infused thrombolytic agents have been used successfully and are currently the treatment of choice.


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