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

Authors

  • 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 ofDVT in Pakistan. Clinical diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis is inaccurate. Venography is the most reliable methodof diagnosis, but it has several disadvantages. Many non- invasive diagnostic methods have therefore been developedin the past decade. Of these only duplex sonography has comparable accuracy. Methods: We studied 100 cases ofsuspected DVT by using colour coded duplex sonography. We report the results of a prospective study in patientswith 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 fordetecting femoropoplitical thrombosis. Additional venography is not necessary. its value in diagnosing isolated calfvein thrombosis remains to be established.

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