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- ↵aAddress for reprints: Marc Verstraete, MD, Center for Thrombosis and Vascular Research, Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
Although venous thrombosis most often occurs in the return circulation of the legs and pelvis, it may also occur in the veins of several organs and compromise venous return. Thus, the clinician, in any field will regularly be confronted with manifestations of venous thrombosis in particular organs. This review summarizes the pathogenesis and the main clinical features of venous thrombosis in the central retinal vein, the cerebral veins and sinuses of the skull, the renal and the portal veins and the hepatic and mesenteric veins as well as priapism. The principles of treatment are outlined.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation