Therapy of thrombosis
Thrombosis is a formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel. Usually the leg vessels, rarely vessels in other parts of the organism are affected. Doctors distinquish between venous inflammation (thrombophlebitis) that affects superficial veins and venous thrombosis (phlebothrombosis), in which deep veins are occluded.
The main symptom of thrombosis is a swelling of the affected body part. A thrombosis can be diagnosed based on the patient's complaints using a laboratory tests and ultrasound examination of the veins. Depending on the desease condition, we treat thrombosis in different ways:
- Through administering medications inhibitin blood coagulation
- Through compression treatment
- Through operative removal of the clot
- Through drug treatment to dissolve the clot
The last two thrombus-eliminating measures are carried out stationary in the vessel center. Therefore, inpatient treatment is not necessary in all cases.
Thrombosis often causes damage to the venous valves, which can lead to a more swelling, varicose vein formation or even brown discolouration of the skin. Such symptoms of the so-called post-thrombotic syndrome are treated just like the so-called ulcerated leg (ulcus cruris).
In chronic venous occlusions caused by thrombosis, re-opening can also be performed utilizing catheter methods. The therapeutic possibilities is clarified on the outpatient basis. If the findings permit re-opening by means of catheter procedures, this can be carried out as part of a short-term stay.