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

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Anatomic imaging of the venous system can detect small amounts of local and regional reflux, as well as the presence of an obstructing or nonobstructing thrombus. Unfortunately, anatomic imaging often fails to identify important functional deficits.


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