Canterbury DHB

Context

Axillary Vein Thrombosis

This often follows unusual exertion of the arm or use of an indwelling central venous catheter. It is not particularly associated with inherited thrombophilic states or old age. Standard anticoagulation therapy can be used.

Occlusion of a central venous catheter without occlusion of the vein is best treated by local infusion of alteplase. See Restoring Catheter Patency.

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Document Owner:

Mark Smith (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

August 2016

Next Review:

August 2018

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Topic Code: 5188