Catheter-induced subclavian and internal jugular vein thrombosis in a patient with unresectable ovarian carcinoma was diagnosed by sonography following subtle clinical symptomatology. Ultrasonographic diagnosis of central vein thrombosis offers applicable, noninvasive bedside diagnosis. The case we describe suggests that a low threshold should be maintained for application of this technique in the diagnosis of this potentially life-threatening complication, especially with the current widespread application of invasive monitoring.
Ultrasonographic diagnosis of catheter-induced combined subclavian and internal jugular vein thrombosis
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O Abulafia, DM Sherer, TG DeEulis; Ultrasonographic diagnosis of catheter-induced combined subclavian and internal jugular vein thrombosis. Am J Crit Care 1 March 1995; 4 (2): 140–142. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc19126.96.36.199
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