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Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia

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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 1982-4378.

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.

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