REVERDY H. JONES JR., M.D.
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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
JONES RH. PRIMARY THROMBOSIS OF THE AXILLARY AND SUBCLAVIAN VEINS1. Ann Intern Med. ;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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