• Iliac vein compression not cause of iliac DVT

    9 days ago - By Healio

    According to a retrospective study, iliac vein compression appears to be a promoter of, but not a cause of, iliac deep vein thrombosis.
    “The clinical significance of this study is that endovascular treatment is inappropriate for those with iliac compression solely to prevent DVT,” Feng Chen, PhD, from the department of vascular surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Nanchang University, China, said in a press release.
    Chen and colleagues analyzed records and CT images of 278 patients with left-sided DVT (228 with iliac DVT; mean age, 60 years; 34% men; 50
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