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Venous 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:
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:
Severe phlegmasia cerulea dolens
Patients who should be treated by thrombolysis or anticoagulation therapy
DVT that has not responded to anticoagulation
Patients who are pregnant
For more information on the diagnosis, treatment and procedures regarding vascular disease, visit www.vascularweb.org.
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