Lights and Shadows of Distal Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Distal deep venous thrombosis (DDVTs) is one of the grey areas of venous thromboembolism. There is a great heterogeneity in the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies between all the diagnostic centres. Studies doesn’t clarify the problem so it is not clear yet if there is any advantage in diagnosing and consequentially treating all the IDDVT. The 2012 ACCP guidelines suggested clinical observation for 2 weeks over initial anticoagulation (grade 2C) in patients with acute IDDVT without severe symptoms or risk factors for extension.


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