DIAGNOSIS OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS IN THE LEG BY USING COLOUR CODED DUPLEX SONOGRAPHY

MUHAMMAD AMJAD AMIN, MUHAMMAD ZAFAR KHAN, MANSOOR ALI KHAN, NASEER AHMAD TARIQ

Abstract


Background: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is regarded rare. Asia. There is no documentation of the incidence of
DVT in Pakistan. Clinical diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis is inaccurate. Venography is the most reliable method
of diagnosis, but it has several disadvantages. Many non- invasive diagnostic methods have therefore been developed
in the past decade. Of these only duplex sonography has comparable accuracy. Methods: We studied 100 cases of
suspected DVT by using colour coded duplex sonography. We report the results of a prospective study in patients
with suspected deep vein thrombosis evaluated by both colour coded Doppler sonography and venography.
Conclusion: We conclude that colour coded duplex sonography is a highly accurate, simple, non-invasive method for
detecting femoropoplitical thrombosis. Additional venography is not necessary. its value in diagnosing isolated calf
vein thrombosis remains to be established.

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