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Deep Venous Thrombosis
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Cielma Tara,  Hill Cara,  Mirza Sobia,  Sanchez Ramon

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-004

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a multifactorial disease and a significant source of morbidity. Though the incidence of VTE, composed of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary emobolism (PE), is more common in adults, an increasing number of children are being diagnosed. Children who are critically ill are at greatest risk of developing VTE.

Duplex sonography is a critical front line tool in the detection and evaluation of venous thrombosis. Serial surveillance examinations allow real-time assessment of thrombosis including propagation and progression.

Recognizing the presentation and sonographic appearance of venous thrombosis assists the clinician in timely therapeutic decision-making and clinical management.

The goals of this exhibit are:

1. Describe the technical approach of performing duplex vascular ultrasound, including tips and technology that assist in optimizing studies.
2. Discuss the incidence, risk factors, and clinical characteristics of pediatric VTE.
3. Depict the sonographic appearance of thrombosis with emphasis on correlation to other modalities.
4. Discuss prognosis and long-term outcomes of VTE in children.
5. Describe future techniques and applications.
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Authors:  Cielma Tara , Hill Cara , Mirza Sobia , Sanchez Ramon

Keywords:  Deep venous thrombosis, Venous thromboembolism, Pulmonary embolism