Upper and Lower Extremity Venous Duplex
This study is to determine if a venous thrombosis is present in the superficial and/or deep veins of the extremity and to define its extent and location. Also to determine the extent of lower extremity venous valvular incompetency.
- Extremity swelling, tenderness or pain.
- Neck swelling, tenderness or pain.
- Palpable subcutaneous “cord” in the extremity.
- Infusion difficulty with indwelling venous catheters.
- Post operative – with reduced ambulation.
- Chemotherapy – with complaint of extremity symptoms.
- History of DVT – with complaint of extremity symptoms.
- Removal or reduction in Anticoagulation therapy – with extremity symptoms.
- Concern with pulmonary embolism.
- Chronic leg ulcers or stasis color changes in the leg.
- Varicose veins (preoperative scan).