What are the signs and symptoms of migratory thrombophlebitis (thrombophlebitis migrans)?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Also known as Trousseau’s sign of malignancy, migratory thrombophlebitis is described as thrombophlebitis that travels, often from one leg to the other. It has a strong association with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas and lung; therefore, the history should be directed toward finding malignancy.


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