SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Critical Care II
SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Phlegmasia cerulea dolens is a form of severe venous thromboembolism (VTE) that can result in a vascular emergency. It is caused by significant thrombosis leading to occlusion, or near occlusion, of the venous drainage system of the limb, characterized by the triad of swelling, pain, and cyanosis (1). It often requires anticoagulation and in some cases thrombolysis (surgical or catheter directed (CDT)). We describe the use of a large bore cannula with mechanical vacuum (AngioVac™ - AngioDynamics, Latham, NY) to debulk an extensive lower extremity thrombus.