The importance of color duplex Doppler method in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis

Written by Kelemen Piroska, Kun-Bálint Emese, Balogh Zsolt Elek, Puskás Attila, Brassai Zoltán

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a frequent and often misdiagnosed illness even in our days. The correct diagnosis is often missed as the DVT is asympthomatic in 50% of cases. The aim of the study was a complex investigation of a significant group of patients with DVT. The diagnosis was based on anamnesis, objective symptoms and color duplex Doppler method. We were studying the incidence of different subjective and objective symptoms, the risc factors, the associate illnesses, the frequency of affection of different venal segments. In the majority of the cases DVT was an associated illness. In the investigated group the symptoms of DVT were poorish, so the color Doppler duplex method had a special importance in the diagnosis. This ultrasonographic method is noninvasive, repeatable, it gives exact informations about the localization, extension, stadium of the thrombosis and about the recanalization process.

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