Volume 22, Number 4 (January 2015)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2015, 22(4): 392-398 | Back to browse issues page


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kazemi T, Moezi S A, Qasemi M. Paget-Schroetter syndrome (Primary Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis): a case report. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2015; 22 (4) :392-398
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1- Professor, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Research Center, Professor of Heart and Coronary, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Heart and Coronary, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran , seidali@yahoo.com
3- MD, Committee Research Center, MD Student, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is an important disease and occurred in lower extremities ,commonly. Approximately 10% of all cases of DVT involve the upper extremities. Upper-extremity DVT is an increasingly entity  due to more catheter user and pace maker implantation. Because of potential risk of Pulmonary embolism , Upper-extremity DVT is clinically important condition. Involvement of upper extremity DVT is due to catheter  ,trauma, infection, mechanical obstruction, IV drug abusing, surgery, etc. Primary Upper-extremity DVT is a rare disorder  that refers either to effort thrombosis (the so-called Paget-Schroetter Syndrome) or idiopathic . Patients with Paget-Schroetter Syndrome develop  in young and healthy people ,in  dominant arm and after strenuous activity such as weight lifting, baseball pitching ,etc.

In this article we report a young patient suffering from pain and swelling caused by the movement of glaciers in the right hand.After color Doppler ultrasonography and Venography, Upper-extremity DVT recognized. He was treated by anticoagulant.

We will also talk about the next treatment and  patient, s 4-years follow up.

In the present article . a young patient with a diagnosis of  right arm DVT post exertion with Paget-Schroetter syndrome and 4 years follow up is presented .

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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Cardiology
Received: 2015/09/18 | Accepted: 2015/12/8 | Published: 2016/03/28

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