Case 48-1974: Recurrent Thrombophlebitis in a 56-Year-Old Man

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Presentation of Case A 56-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of pain in the left calf. He was well until five weeks previously, when he noticed pain and swelling in the right calf and came to the hospital. Examination disclosed enlargement of the right calf and a positive Homans sign. A phlebogram (Fig. 1) showed multiple intraluminal defects within the deep veins in the right calf; the external iliac vein was patent. The hematocrit was 38 per cent. Heparin and warfarin were given, and he was discharged on the ninth hospital day on warfarin therapy. Eight days before. © 1974, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cabot, RC; Scully, RE; McNeely, BU; Moncure, AC; Robboy, SJ

Published Date

  • December 5, 1974

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 291 / 23

Start / End Page

  • 1246 - 1250

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-4406

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-4793

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJM197412052912311

Citation Source

  • Scopus