Intended for healthcare professionals

Clinical Review

Diagnosis, investigation, and management of deep vein thrombosis

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 29 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1180

management and prevention of calf vein thrombosis

I read this comprehensive review with interest. The authors mention
the unreliability of ultrasonography in demonstrating calf vein
thromboses, and I have encountered divided opinion as to whether these
should be treated with anticoagulants at all in the absence of proximal
propagation. Do the authors have a view on this, and on whether there is
any evidence for using aspirin for below-knee thromboses,as is recommended
in some centres, or in prevention, eg before air travel?

Ronnie Taylor

Competing interests:  
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Competing interests: No competing interests

03 June 2003
ronnie taylor
consultant psychiatrist
Gordon Hospital Bloomburg St London SW1V 2RH