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Procedures

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Thrombosis is the name of the clot formation in the lumen of blood vessels. It occurs when veins in the extremities differentiate between superficial thrombosis and deep vein thrombosis. Superficial thrombosis is always accompanied by inflammation of the affected veins and therefore very painful. Without treatment thrombosis tends to spread and increase the number of affected veins and the abstraction and deep vein. Complications of superficial thrombosis, inflammation of the surrounding tissue, abscess same vein with the possibility of sepsis and deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

Deep vein thrombosis develops insidiously long and it is not painful. It can affect all three segments of the lower limbs (calf, thigh, pelvis), so we're talking about one, two, or floored thrombosis. It is characteristic that about a week after the onset of thrombosis appear the first real symptoms: watery, swollen part of the limb which is located peripherally of the blockage. The most common causes of deep vein thrombosis are: genetic tendency (thrombophilia), smoking in combination with estrogen contraceptives, long journeys by plane or bus, immobility due to surgery or injury and malignant diseases. Deep vein thrombosis can occur in anyone, at any age and without the presence of the above risk factors.