Chapter 5: Superficial Venous Thrombosis

Original authors: Anil P. Hingorani and Enrico Ascher

Abstracted by Gary W. Lemon


  • Clinical Presentation/Diagnosis
  • Etiology
  • Treatment
  • Conclusion
  • Commonly asked questions:
    • What is superficial venous thrombosis?
    • How do I know if I have superficial venous thrombosis?
    • What is the treatment of superficial venous thrombosis?


Most cases of Superficial Venous Thrombosis are not noticed or taken seriously by the patient and often get better without treatment. It is important however to make sure that the patient does not have a condition which is causing more than normal blood clotting (hypercoagulable states) or has an unknown cancer. In this chapter you will learn about the diagnostic tests and treatment's options for the Superficial Venous Thrombosis.

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