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Is deep vein thrombosis a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?
6 doctors weighed in

3 doctors agree
In brief: Thrombophlebitis
itis means inflammation.
Thrombo means clot. Thrombophlebitis is inflammation of a vein. There is superficial vein thrombophlebitis and deep vein thrombophlebitis. Deep vein thrombosis can be inflamed if acute and this is called deep vein thrombophlebitis.

In brief: Thrombophlebitis
itis means inflammation.
Thrombo means clot. Thrombophlebitis is inflammation of a vein. There is superficial vein thrombophlebitis and deep vein thrombophlebitis. Deep vein thrombosis can be inflamed if acute and this is called deep vein thrombophlebitis.
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Could be either
Technically, phlebothrombosis means a blood clot in a vein without inflammation.
It is a term that we don't see being used very often these days. Thrombophlebitis means inflammation of a vein with a clot. Generally, when one gets a dvt, a clot forms that causes the vein to become inflamed and painful. If a DVT occurs that isn't painful, it is more likely to be a phlebothrombosis. Clear as mud?

In brief: Could be either
Technically, phlebothrombosis means a blood clot in a vein without inflammation.
It is a term that we don't see being used very often these days. Thrombophlebitis means inflammation of a vein with a clot. Generally, when one gets a dvt, a clot forms that causes the vein to become inflamed and painful. If a DVT occurs that isn't painful, it is more likely to be a phlebothrombosis. Clear as mud?
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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