What are palpation findings suggestive of superficial thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Palpation of a painful or tender area may reveal a firm, thickened, thrombosed vein. Palpable thrombosed vessels are virtually always superficial.


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