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Paget-Schroetter syndrome in the absence of common predisposing factors: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Thrombosis Journal, August 2017
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Title
Paget-Schroetter syndrome in the absence of common predisposing factors: a case report
Published in
Thrombosis Journal, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12959-017-0146-0
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Ramy Ibrahim, Irina Dashkova, Myia Williams, Andrzej Kozikowski, Neeraj Abrol, Anjula Gandhi, Renee Pekmezaris

Abstract

Paget-Schrotter Syndrome (PSS) also known as "effort thrombosis" is a form of primary thrombosis in the subclavian vein at the costoclavicular junction is usually seen in younger patients after repeated strenuous activity of the shoulders and arms. When occurring in younger patients, PSS presents itself with predisposing factors such as unilateral dull, aching pain in the shoulder or axilla and swelling of the arm and hand. We report a rare case of unusual left axillo-subclavian vein thrombosis in absence of clear risk factors and a negative hypercoagulable workup in a 36-year-old Hispanic woman who presented with 2 days duration of left upper extremity pain and swelling after a week of heavy exercise in aerobic class. Very few documented cases of primary or spontaneous ASVT in absence of clear factors and in such anatomical location have been previously reported. The patient was started on strict precautions of left upper extremity immobilization, analgesics in the form of Tylenol 650 mg every 6 h for pain as well as cold compresses. Lovenox 90 mg subcutaneous twice daily (1 mg/kg BID) was started together with warfarin to keep INR 2-3. In addition to the unusual location in the left upper extremity in our case, the absence of common etiologic factors makes our case of Paget-Schroetter Syndrome a very unique one. Presently, there is a lack of guided management of rare conditions such as our case, or consensus among the sources. Physicians should be aware of this rare disease since untreated conditions may be debilitating for the patient and very costly especially if diagnosed with a delay.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 16%
Student > Master 5 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 9%
Lecturer 2 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 10 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 3%
Unspecified 1 3%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 12 38%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 November 2022.
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#6,400,722
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#107
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#1
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