cutaneous vein

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Noun1.cutaneous vein - one of a number of veins in the subcutaneous tissue that empty into deep veins
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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Veins are usually not available in such patients due to deep and superficial vein thrombosis6.
Whereas superficial vein clots usually just cause surface pain, a clot in a deep vein often causes a swollen or tender leg.
On the contrary, a somewhat higher rate of distal vein thrombosis was observed in the group of older women, but this was not statistically significant, while the incidence of superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) was significantly higher among the older than among the younger women (p = 0.
Rupture of the superficial vein of the penis: Therapeutic options.
A 37-year-old male presented with superficial vein thrombosis of the right laser saphenous vein in February of 2005.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) and its prophylaxis with an oral anti-edema and antithrombotic agent (Pycnogenol, Horphag, Research Management SA, Geneva, Switzerland) in long-haul flights, in subjects at moderate to high-risk of DVT and SVT.
These structural features of butterfly needles may have made it possible to minimize the deep insertion of the needle, thereby resulting in a reduction of nerve injury, because the major nerves frequently underlie very close to the major superficial vein or the skin.
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Results from a new study have revealed that patients with clinically diagnosed superficial vein thrombosis (SVT), a blood clot in the veins just beneath the skin that commonly resolves on its own without treatment, are at increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE), a dangerous, often life-threatening condition.
Investigators in the study, known as the Comparison of Arixtra in Lower Limb Superficial Vein Thrombosis with Placebo (CALISTO) trial, compared the efficacy and safety of the specific factor Xa inhibitor fondaparinux with placebo in reducing symptomatic venous thromboembolic complications or death from any cause.
The decision was supported by the results of the CALISTO study (Comparison of Arixtra in lower LImb Superficial vein Thrombosis with placebO), the first study in SVT to show a clinical effect with an anticoagulant treatment versus placebo, the company said.
Supraclavicular fullness, cyanosis of extremity, and jugular or superficial vein distention were not detected in physical examination.

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