Doppler and duplex examinations were performed in 36 limbs with deep vein thrombosis aiming to study the arterial inflow in these cases and were compared to the contralateral limbs as control.
It was found that the peak velocity and the reverse flow over the common femoral and the popliteal arteries were significantly increased in deep vein thrombosis compared to the normal limbs. There was no relation between the diameter or the skin temperature of the affected limbs and any of these parameters. It is suggested that vasospasm might play an important role in the genesis of venous ischemia
A. El Ashmaoui ,
Arterial blood flow changes in deep vein thrombosis of the lower limbs,
Med. J. Cairo Univ. 1993;
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