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Where do thromboembolus formed in the leg vein go?
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Thromboembolism
"thrombo"=clot & "embolism"=movement.
So thromboebolism referred to the traveling of a clot from one portion of the body to another. When clot begins in a leg vein and "embolizes" to another part of the body, it typically travels into the lungs where it then gets lodged. This is referred to as a pulmonary embolism. It can be lethal. Other times chest pain, trouble breathing, & lung damage occur

In brief: Thromboembolism
"thrombo"=clot & "embolism"=movement.
So thromboebolism referred to the traveling of a clot from one portion of the body to another. When clot begins in a leg vein and "embolizes" to another part of the body, it typically travels into the lungs where it then gets lodged. This is referred to as a pulmonary embolism. It can be lethal. Other times chest pain, trouble breathing, & lung damage occur
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
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In brief: The lungs
Thromboembolism means that some or all of a clot that formed (usually in the leg) has broken off and traveled.
Generally when this occurs, it will end up in the lungs. We call this a pulmonary embolism. This can be a life threatening situation and needs to be treated emergently.

In brief: The lungs
Thromboembolism means that some or all of a clot that formed (usually in the leg) has broken off and traveled.
Generally when this occurs, it will end up in the lungs. We call this a pulmonary embolism. This can be a life threatening situation and needs to be treated emergently.
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