Catheter-associated deep vein thrombosis of the upper extremity


#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Zwicker, J., Connolly, G., Carrier, M., Kamphuisen, P. and Lee, A. (2014) Catheter-associated deep vein thrombosis of the upper extremity in cancer patients: guidance from the SSC of the ISTH. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. February 18th. .


Upper extremity thrombi are frequently diagnosed in cancer patients with central venous catheters. A number of complications arise in the setting of a catheter-associated upper extremity thrombosis including the development of pulmonary emboli, recurrent thrombosis, post-thrombotic syndrome, and infection. As the management of catheter associated thrombosis is often problematic, the ISTH Scientific Subcommittee on Hemostasis and Malignancy developed this guidance document in order to provide a concise review of current literature and to establish consensus guidance statements relevant to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of catheter associated thrombosis in the cancer population.

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