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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017, 5(2), 41-42
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-2-5
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A Case of Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis Following Lower Limb Angioplasty

Chaozer Er1, , Eunice Chua Shumin1 and Navin Kuthiah1

1Department of General Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Pub. Date: March 03, 2017

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Chaozer Er, Eunice Chua Shumin and Navin Kuthiah. A Case of Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis Following Lower Limb Angioplasty. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017; 5(2):41-42. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-2-5


Peripheral arterial disease can be treated with angioplasty. Complications of percutaneous angioplasty include arterial occlusion, thromboembolism and arterial rupture. I report a case of lower limb proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that developed 1 day after a peripheral arterial angioplasty via common femoral artery approach. My literature search failed to identify any previously reported cases. The incidence of DVT following coronary intervention via femoral artery catheterization was reported to be 0.05% but the incidence of DVT following peripheral angioplasty remains unknown. This case showed that DVT can happen after peripheral angioplasty and further studies should be conducted to document its incidence. This also raised the point if routine short course of anticoagulation is required after angioplasty of lower limb to prevent DVT.

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