Paget-Schreutter syndrome

Paget-Schreutter syndrome

(paj'et shroy'ter)
Deep venous thrombosis in the axillary and/or subclavian vein. The condition is usually recognized in athletes or laborers who use (or overuse) the upper extremities (e.g., in sports). It may produce uncomfortable swelling of the arm with dilation of the superficial veins. The diagnosis is confirmed with ultrasonography and treated with anticoagulants, thrombolytic drugs, or surgery. Synonym: effort thrombosis