migratory thrombophlebitis


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Related to migratory thrombophlebitis: Trousseau sign

migratory thrombophlebitis

an abnormal condition in which multiple thromboses appear in both superficial and deep veins. It may be associated with malignancy, especially carcinoma of the pancreas, often preceding other evidence of cancer by several months. Pulmonary embolism is uncommon with this condition. Also called thrombophlebitis migrans. See also thrombophlebitis.

migratory thrombophlebitis

; thrombophlebitis migrans widespread intravenous emboli formation, secondary to vessel wall inflammation