A 36-year-old male asked:
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what is the definition or description of: superficial thrombophlebitis?

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Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
Blood Clot: It's a blood clot in a superficial vein as opposed to a deep vein.
Answered on Nov 5, 2016
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