Journal of Phlebology and Lymphology

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Unilateral subclavian vein and brachiocephalic vein occlusion presenting as unilateral facial and arm swelling: a case report and review of the literature

Author(s): Nazmive Selcuk Kapisiz, Hasan Kapisiz

Asymmetric left face edema due to left subclavian vein thrombosis and its management is presented in this case report. 30 years‐old woman with left arm and face edema had thrombosis from the middle part of left subcavian untill superor vena cava and brachiocephalic vein. Low molecular weight heparin and oral anticoagulant therapy were shown to provide clinical improvement, although it did not provide improvement in the anatomy. The literature is reviewed.


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