Preliminary results of pharmacomechanical thrombectomy for iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis: A single center experience

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Mihriban Yalcin *
Eda Godekmerdan Katırcıoglu
Kamuran Erkoc
Osman Tiryakioglu
(*) Corresponding Author:
Mihriban Yalcin |


Our aim is to explain follow-up in patients treated with pharmacomechanical thrombectomy (PMT) followed by balloon angioplasty for lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT). A total of 19 patients who underwent PMT for DVT were included in the study. The patients underwent PMT with the Cleaner device after insertion of vena cava filters. The mean age was 45 years (range 20-56). The lesions were on the right side in nine patients and on the left side in 10 patients. Complete thrombus removal was achieved in 14 patients and the remaining five patients underwent balloon angioplasty and stenting to achieve significant patency. In conclusion, our single-center experience with short-term results suggests that PMT with the Cleaner device can be used to successfully manage acute and sub acute DVT.

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