phlebothrombosis (flee-boh-throm-boh-sis) n. obstruction of a vein by a blood clot, without preceding inflammation of its wall. It is most common within the deep veins of the calf of the leg (deep vein thrombosis, DVT). The affected leg may become swollen and tender and the clot may become detached and give rise to pulmonary embolism. Prolonged immobility, heart failure, pregnancy, injury, and surgery predispose to thrombosis by encouraging sluggish blood flow. Anticoagulant drugs (such as heparin and warfarin) are used in prevention and treatment.
More From encyclopedia.com
Deep Vein Thrombosis , Deep vein thrombosis Definition Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in a major vein. DVT usually affects the thigh, calf or pelvis however it can al… Thrombophlebitis , Thrombophlebitis Definition Thrombophlebitis is the inflammation of a vein with blood clot formation inside the vein at the site of the inflammation.… Phlebitis , Definition Thrombophlebitis is the inflammation of a vein, with blood clots forming inside the vein at the site of inflammation. Thrombophlebitis is… Thrombosis , Thrombosis How Does Thrombosis Happen? What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Thrombosis? How Do Doctors Diagnose and Treat Thrombosis? Resource Thrombos… Arteriovenous Fistula , Definition Description An arteriovenous fistula is a disruption of the normal blood flow pattern. Normally, oxygenated blood flows to the tissue thro… Endarterectomy , Endarterectomy Definition Endarterectomy is an operation to remove or bypass the fatty deposits, or blockage, in an artery narrowed by the buildup of…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like