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In deep venous thrombosis does size of the leg clot affect fatality?

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Dr. Kevin Carson
Radiology - Interventional
5 doctors agree

In brief: Clot affect fatality

Yes the size of the clot can affect fatality.
A large clot is more likely to cause death.

In brief: Clot affect fatality

Yes the size of the clot can affect fatality.
A large clot is more likely to cause death.
Dr. Kevin Carson
Dr. Kevin Carson
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not without travel

The major effect of a deep venous thrombosis on mortality arises if some of the clot breaks off and travels.
If a large clot in the leg has a small piece break off and travel to the lungs, the risk of mortality is low. If a smaller leg clot breaks free entirely and travels to the lungs, it could be a much more dangerous situation--even though the initial size of the clot in the leg was smaller.

In brief: Not without travel

The major effect of a deep venous thrombosis on mortality arises if some of the clot breaks off and travels.
If a large clot in the leg has a small piece break off and travel to the lungs, the risk of mortality is low. If a smaller leg clot breaks free entirely and travels to the lungs, it could be a much more dangerous situation--even though the initial size of the clot in the leg was smaller.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Dvt

location is more important and as such the larger the vein the larger the clot the concern is always the potential for a pulmonary embolism and as such prompt treatment is important

In brief: Dvt

location is more important and as such the larger the vein the larger the clot the concern is always the potential for a pulmonary embolism and as such prompt treatment is important
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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