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Noun1.phlebothrombosis - thrombosis of a vein without prior inflammation of the veinphlebothrombosis - thrombosis of a vein without prior inflammation of the vein; associated with sluggish blood flow (as in prolonged bedrest or pregnancy or surgery) or with rapid coagulation of the blood
surgery - the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
thrombosis - the formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel
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Phlebothrombosis is a known complication of cancer [5], and many published studies have reported cases in which the detection of venous thrombosis led to the diagnosis of cancer, even in patients without a history of malignancy [6].
Recent studies indicated that use of conjugated equine estrogens and synthetic progestin medroxyprogesterone increased the risk of breast cancer ( RR : 1.26, 95% CI : 1.00–1.59)[sup][27] and estrogen without progesterone antagonist increased risks for phlebothrombosis, shock, paralysis, pulmonary embolism, and cardiovascular disease.[sup][28] In our study, two patients discontinued HRT because of breast hyperplasia.
Phlebothrombosis is the most dangerous complication of PICC, which happens generally 14 to 53 days after catheterization.