Two Cases of Extensive Venous Thrombosis Incidentally Discovered With Bedside Ultrasound for Intravenous Access

Casey Harms, Tera Cushman

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Abstract

Perioperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious and increasingly common complication. While point-of-care ultrasound is commonly used in regional nerve blocks, central vascular access, and difficult peripheral vascular, access there are very few reports of DVT incidentally discovered by anesthesiologists. We report 2 cases of diagnosis of DVT that resulted from ultrasound for difficult peripheral venous access. In the course of ultrasound-guided procedures, anesthesiologists are in a position to incidentally discover DVT and potentially change management to reduce the likelihood of DVT leading to pulmonary embolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e01529
JournalA&A practice
Volume15
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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