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Venous Thrombectomy

Venous thrombectomy


Venous thrombectomy is the surgical removal of a vein clot. This procedure is most commonly used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT). 

When combined with one or more of the following treatments, venous thrombectomy has a high success rate:

  • Thrombolysis
  • Anticoagulant medications
  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Placement of a vena cava filter

When is it indicated?

Venous thrombectomy is indicated in patients with DVT whose symptoms are severe and have been present for fewer than 7 days. Other indications might include:

  • Severe phlegmasia cerulea dolens
  • Severe DVT
  • Patients who should be treated by thrombolysis or anticoagulation therapy
  • DVT that has not responded to anticoagulation
  • Patients who are pregnant

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