Venous Thrombectomy

Venous Thrombectomy - Vascular Disease TreatmentVenous thrombectomy is the surgical removal of a vein clot. This procedure is most commonly used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT). 

When combined with one or more of the following treatments, venous thrombectomy has a high success rate:

  • Thrombolysis
  • Anticoagulant medications
  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Placement of a vena cava filter


When is it indicated?

Venous thrombectomy is indicated in patients with DVT whose symptoms are severe and have been present for fewer than 7 days. Other indications might include:

  1. Severe phlegmasia cerulea dolens
  2. Severe DVT
  3. Patients who should be treated by thrombolysis or anticoagulation therapy
  4. DVT that has not responded to anticoagulation
  5. Patients who are pregnant

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