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Comparison between Sequelae of Surgical and Medical Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism

Br Med J 1974; 4 doi: (Published 19 October 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;4:127
  1. A. E. Young,
  2. M. Lea Thomas,
  3. N. L. Browse


    Thirty-six patients have been studied clinically and phlebographically three years after a major deep vein thrombosis. Twenty were treated surgically and 16 medically. The incidence of post-thrombotic symptoms was similar in the two groups. The use of superficial femoral vein ligation to prevent embolism will not worsen the prognosis of a leg which is already the site of deep vein thrombosis.