What is the best method of imaging in iliofemoral venous obstruction?

Gerard J. O’SULLIVAN MB, BCh, BAO, FRCR National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland Abstract Iliofemoral venous obstruction is increasingly recognized as a major cause of post-thrombotic syndrome. Patients can be left with significant symptoms after just one episode of iliofemoral deep-vein thrombosis; ranging from milder problems, such as varicose veins, to itching, leg swelling, and even venous ulceration. With the advent of endovascular techniques to reconstruct the iliofemoral segment has come an understanding that accurate recognition and diagnosis form a central part of the puzzle. Clinical evaluation is limited, and imaging has assumed a central role. This article looks at…

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Deep vein thrombosis and air travel: risk management in 2015

Deep vein thrombosis and air travel: risk management in 2015 Michèle CAZAUBON Vascular Unit, Vein Clinic, American Hospital of Paris, France. Abstract Long-haul flights increase the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) for several weeks after the flight by 3-fold among passengers compared with the general population. The risk increases with flight duration and persists for several weeks (until week 8) after landing. This risk is not the same for all passengers and should be determined before any long flight, especially among frequent travellers. The calculation of risk is based on simple clinical data, easily obtained by the treating physician. If…

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