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Late results of treatment of deep vein thrombosis

Br Med J 1969; 1 doi: (Published 29 March 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;1:808
  1. V. V. Kakkar,
  2. C. T. Howe,
  3. J. W. Laws,
  4. 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.