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Venous Thrombosis – Superficial Thrombophlebitis Clinical Presentation:
Erythema, tenderness, edema over involved vein.
Palpation: may reveal a firm, thickened, thrombosed vein. Palpable thrombosed vessels are almost always
Can occur, for example, as a complication of an indwelling intravenous catheter.
A benign disorder associated with inflammation and thrombosis of a superficial vein (just below the skin).
Much less serious than DVT! Superficial Thrombophlebitis does NOT lead to pulmonary edema.
Rest of involved extremity
Aspirin/other anti-inflammatory medication: may relieve the associated discomfort