obliterative phlebitis


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obliterative phlebitis

[əblit′ərətiv′]
Etymology: L, obliterare, to efface; Gk, phleps, vein, itis, inflammation
a form of phlebitis in which the inflammation results in permanent closure of the vessel. Also called adhesive phlebitis.

obliterative phlebitis

Phlebitis in which the lumen of a vein becomes permanently closed.
See also: phlebitis