Late results of treatment of deep vein thrombosisBr Med J 1969; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5647.808 (Published 29 March 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;1:808
- V. V. Kakkar,
- C. T. Howe,
- J. W. Laws,
- C. Flanc
Twenty-two patients who had an acute episode of thrombosis in the deep veins of the legs were studied by a new technique of ascending functional cinephlebography 6 to 12 months after the episode of thrombosis.
If the condition was diagnosed within 36 hours and the thrombus was dissolved rapidly valve function was preserved. When diagnosis was delayed there was a very great risk of permanent damage to the valves.