Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Print version ISSN 0102-3616
TERRA, Bernardo Barcellos et al. Subclavian vein thrombosis following fracture of the clavicle: case report. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2011, vol.46, n.2, pp. 215-218. ISSN 0102-3616. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-36162011000200018.
Deep vein thrombosis in the upper limbs is uncommon in the orthopedic literature. We report on a case of subclavian vein thrombosis that occurred during conservative treatment of a fracture in the middle third of the clavicle. This is difficult to diagnose and requires a high degree of suspicion. Treating it may prevent fatal thromboembolism. In some rare cases, it has been described in association with fractures of the clavicle.
Keywords : Clavicle; Vein Thrombosis; Subclavian Vein.