Interventional Radiological Techniques and Current Devices in the Management of Iliofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis
|Ferguson D* and O’Sullivan GJ
|Department of Radiology, Galway University Hospitals, Newcastle Road, Galway, Republic of Ireland
|Corresponding Author :
Department of Radiology, Galway University Hospitals
Newcastle Road, Galway, Republic of Ireland
|Received May 04, 2013; Accepted June 26, 2013; Published July 01, 2013
|Citation: Ferguson D, O’Sullivan GJ (2013) Interventional Radiological Techniques and Current Devices in the Management of Iliofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis. OMICS J Radiology 2:133 doi: 10.4172/2167-7964.1000133
|Copyright: © 2013 Ferguson D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Iliofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis (IF-DVT) is different from other types of lower extremity DVT because it has a much higher morbidity and causes more long-term damage. Early treatment with removal of thrombus and restoration of vessel patency gives symptomatic relief and reduces these complications. In this article, we present three cases of iliofemoral DVT treated successfully with pharmaco-mechanical thrombolysis using a variety of devices currently available. We demonstrate pre and post procedural imaging findings and discuss the current interventional radiological techniques and devices available for the treatment of iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis.