A 30-year-old member asked:
Clinical question regarding thromboemboli: can they come from superficial thrombophlebitis?
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Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Most are from deep, veins.
But some large, varicose veins can do also.
Many with phlebitis, the small superficial, veins may just stick and resolve over time and not embolize.
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 31, 2013
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