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BET 1: Use of d dimer in excluding UEDVTs (upper extremity deep vein thrombosis)

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Report by: Halah Zareian, A&E SpR

Search checked by: Richard Parris, A&E Consultant, Royal Bolton Hospital

Institution: Royal Bolton Hospital

Clinical scenario

A 27-year-old lady presents to A&E with a 1-week history of worsening whole right upper limb swelling. She admits to lots of heavy lifting days prior to the swelling commencing. No acute injury can be found and she has no previous medical history. You are concerned she may have an UEDVT. Given she …

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