chapter  16
Role of Surgery and Endovascular Therapies in Lower Limb Deep Venous Thrombosis
ByOlivier Hartung, Yues S. Alimi, Claude Juhan
Pages 18

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is an acute condition of which the main serious

complications are phlegmasia cerulea, pulmonary embolism (PE), and in the long term

venous insuffiency. Heparin was the first efficient treatment of DVT, and Bauer was

the first to demonstrate the properties and the efficiency of heparin in 1950 (1). However,

as medical treatments are not completely able to avoid the main complications, inter-

ventional therapies have a place in the therapeutic arsenal, mainly in the case of

iliocaval DVT.