n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Effort thrombosis : a case study and discussion : case study
|Article Title||Effort thrombosis : a case study and discussion : case study|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Author||Robert Matthew Collins, Dina Christina Janse van Rensburg, Catherina Cornelia Grant, Jonathan Speridon Patricios, Martin Veller and Dimakatso Althea Ramagole|
|Publication Date||Dec 2010|
|Pages||84 - 86|
|Keyword(s)||University of Pretoria and University of the Witwatersrand|
Paget-Schroetter syndrome or effort thrombosis is a rare condition with potentially severe consequences, affecting young and otherwise healthy athletes. Its classic clinical presentation should be rapidly identified to promote early diagnosis and treatment. This prevents recurrences and long-term complications such as persistent swelling of the affected arm. In a 1-year period we saw two young male athletes with this condition. One was treated conservatively and the other surgically, with vastly different outcomes. We therefore present their cases as well as a review of relevant literature to emphasise treatment of this rare condition.
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