Oddities of Medical School: A Case Report of Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis (Paget Schroetter Syndrome) in a 27-Year-Old Female
Peter F. Bidey, DO, MSEd
Published: February 27, 2018

Upper Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis (UEDVT) occurs rarely and only accounts for 4 to 10% of all deep vein thrombosis cases.  Due to this rarity, UEDVTs can often mimic other diseases and are frequently misdiagnosed at initial presentation.  Immediate identification and treatment is warranted for this disease since some UEDVTs can progress to pulmonary embolism.  Likewise, delayed identification can also result in post-thrombotic syndrome of the arm. Read the full case report that recounts the presentation of a 27-year-old medical student who presented to an outpatient family medicine office with swelling and pain of the right upper extremity.


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