Where does superficial thrombophlebitis frequently occur?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Answer

Superficial thrombophlebitis frequently occurs in varicose veins. It may extend up and down the saphenous vein or may remain confined to a cluster of tributary varicosities away from the main saphenous vein.

Although thrombophlebitis may follow trauma to a varix, it often occurs in varicose veins without an antecedent cause.


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