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What is deep venous thrombosis?

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Deep venous thrombosis is a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the leg; a deep venous thrombosis can dislodge and travel through the heart to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism.

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Hoffman, R. , 5th edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2009. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

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Hoffman, R. , 5th edition, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2009. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

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