phlebothrombosis


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phlebothrombosis

 [fleb″o-throm-bo´sis]
the development of venous thrombi in the absence of associated inflammation of the vessel wall; it is to be distinguished from thrombophlebitis, in which there are inflammatory changes in the vessel wall. Called also venous thrombosis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

phleb·o·throm·bo·sis

(fleb'ō-throm-bō'sis),
Thrombosis, or clotting, in a vein without primary inflammation.
[phlebo- + thrombosis]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

phleb·o·throm·bo·sis

(fleb'ō-throm-bō'sis)
Thrombosis, or clotting, in a vein without primary inflammation.
[phlebo- + thrombosis]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

phlebothrombosis

Blood clotting in a vein in the absence of vein inflammation (phlebitis).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about phlebothrombosis

Q. Are long flights dangerous? I'm flying next week to my vacation, and the flight is going to be rather long (almost 16 hours non-stop). Several years ago, my 75 years-old aunt had blood clot in her lung after a flight of similar length. I also heard that during flight the blood in the legs clots and that it can cause after that problems with the lungs and breathing. Does this mean it's dangerous for me to fly? Should I change my ticket to shorter connection flights?

A. Do other relatives of yours have blood clotting problems too, like your aunt? You should tell a doctor about the problem your aunt had and ask if it's genetic.

Q. How can I prevent blood clots? I am 45 years old and am supposed to go on a business trip overseas. The flight itself is 12 hours long and then I have to continue traveling by bus. Could this cause me to have blood clots? If so, how can I prevent it?

A. Always walk as much as you can on the plane. Also, rotate your ankels in circles. Sometimes try to use your ankels and make the alphabet with them. Have fun..

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