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Thrombolysis for Trauma-Associated Inferior Vena Caval Thrombosis can be Safe in Selected Patients: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

  • Cara Swain University Hospitals Plymouth
  • Mladen Macanovic
  • Robert Faulconer

Abstract

Traumatic injury results in significant physiological changes that place patients at elevated risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Percutaneous catheter-directed thrombolysis has been recommended as a first-line therapy for treatment of VTE but is relatively contraindicated in trauma cases due to increased risk of bleeding. The authors present a case to support the opinion that thrombolysis for trauma-associated inferior vena caval thrombosis can be safe in selected patients, with discussion of existing literature.

Published

2019-04-25

How to Cite

SWAIN, Cara; MACANOVIC, Mladen; FAULCONER, Robert. Thrombolysis for Trauma-Associated Inferior Vena Caval Thrombosis can be Safe in Selected Patients: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Endovascular Resuscitation and Trauma Management, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, apr. 2019. ISSN 2002-7567. Available at: <https://www.jevtm.com/journal/index.php/jevtm/article/view/85>. Date accessed: 12 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.26676/jevtm.v3i2.85.

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