Color Doppler Utility in Evaluation of Deep Vein Thrombosis Patients | Original Article
Background: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of both extremity limbs and pelvic veins is one of the most causes for the majority of death caused by pulmonary embolism. Most venous thrombi are asymptomatic. B-mode and color Doppler imaging is first line and non-invasive for early diagnosis of DVT to prevent complications and squeal of DVT. Patients and methods: prospective cross sectional study of 45 patients, 33 patients male, 12 female, diagnosed clinically with DVT evaluated on Doppler and differentiated according to age thrombus as acute, sub-acute and chronic deep vein thrombosis Results: Color Doppler flow imaging in 45 cases predominantly involving to third decade. In study, predominantly distribution of thrombus was found to be in thigh deep venous system(common femoral vein), followed by DVT below knee (popliteal vein). Conclusion: Color Doppler is useful in evaluation of DVT in symptomatic and at risk patients and non- invasive first line method of investigation. It is helpful in evaluating the site, extent and stage of thrombus in bedside patients also. It is possible to access surrounding structures.