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Technical note

Endovascular treatment of acute and chronic deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

Dr. Bisdas (Athens Medical Center) presents during the 12th Athens Crossroad Congress a short overview of current endovascular techniques for acute and chronic deep vein thrombosis.

March 3, 2020 No Comments
Poll 01/11/2018 – 30/11/2018

Ilio-femoral deep vein thrombosis

45 years old female patient presenting with painful swelling of the right limb during the last 24 hours. Wells score on admission was 4 points. The duplex ultrasound scanning revealed a femoropopliteal and iliac deep vein thrombosis. No other risk factors were present. No previous operations. No thrombophilia documented.

Vascular images

Syncopal episode with spontaneous bleeding of common femoral artery and pulmonary embolism

Female patient, 72 yo, obesity, hypertension and cerebral hemorrhage in 2003 in her history. She was admitted due to a syncopal episode. Brain CT was negative. Body-CT revealed an active bleeding from the deep (PFA) and common femoral artery (CFA) and massive pulmonary thromboembolism (TEP). A selective embolization with Onyx and a covered stent was deployed to treat the bleeding. Catheter-directed thrombolysis (AngioJet) was performed to treat TEP and an IVC filter was deployed for DVT.

October 30, 2018 No Comments