Canterbury DHB


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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Topic Code: 5188