In this podcast we review the clotting diseases of the superficial vessels- superficial thrombophlebiits and superficial venous thrombosis.


Core Content







Review Questions:

      1. Name the deep veins of the leg. How would you define a superficial leg vein?
      2. What are the major risk factors for superficial thrombophlebitis/superficial vein thrombosis? Which is #1?
      3. Is ultrasound necessary in diagnosing this disease process? What is its value?
      4. In what veins do you worry about a concurrent DVT?
      5. What is the foundation of treatment for superficial vein thrombosis? When do you add anticoagulation?



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