What is the risk for mortality from superficial thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Death from superficial thrombophlebitis without complication is unusual; however, if superficial thrombophlebitis extends into the deep venous system, it can be a source of pulmonary emboli. [16]


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