REVERDY H. JONES JR., M.D.
Primary thrombosis of the axillary and subclavian veins can be defined as a thrombosis of these veins occurring after some unusual violent muscular effort or, as is more frequent, following a trivial muscular strain or indirect trauma. Such rare cases as occur after no apparent muscular effort should be considered as primary, although a careful history will often reveal some unusual mechanical factor accounting for the condition. There is no doubt, however, that a very small group of cases do occur with no obvious etiology. This condition has been referred to as "thrombosis by strain," "spontaneous thrombosis," "idiopathic thrombosis" or
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JONES RH. PRIMARY THROMBOSIS OF THE AXILLARY AND SUBCLAVIAN VEINS(PRIMARY THROMBOSIS OF THE AXILLARY AND SUBCLAVIAN VEINS*). Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:454–463. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-2-454
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(2):454-463.
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