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Arm and Leg Veins – Anatomy and Terminology

| Anatomy, Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), Superficial blood clots (superficial thrombophlebitis) | Comments Off on Arm and Leg Veins – Anatomy and Terminology

Confusion as to which veins of arms and legs are superficial and which are deep can lead to an incorrect diagnosis. As treatment of clots in superficial veins (= superficial thrombophlebitis) is different to that of clots in deep veins (DVT = deep vein thrombosis), the distinction between superficial and deep veins is important. Read the rest of this entry »