What is the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of superficial thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Feb 25, 2021
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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A combination of functional and semianatomic or anatomic techniques allows a complete understanding of most venous system pathology. Functional tests are extremely useful as measures of whole-leg or regional venous function, but they can detect only regionally significant reflux or a significant impediment to venous outflow, which would predispose to the development of a thrombus.

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