Table 2:

Findings from serial compression ultrasonography with iliac vein visualization for 17 pregnant women with deep vein thrombosis

PatientCUS order*Side of DVTExternal IliacFemoralSuperficial femoralPoplitealCalfNote
1FirstLeft++
2FirstLeft+++
3FirstLeft++++
4FirstLeft++
5FirstLeft+
6FirstRight+2.1-cm nonocclusive thrombus found in the right common femoral vein on day 0. Therapeutic anticoagulation was initiated on day 0, and CUS was repeated on day 5
Second+++
7FirstLeft++++
8FirstLeft+
9FirstLeft++++
10FirstLeft++++
11FirstLeft+
12FirstLeft+++
13FirstLeft++CUS at another facility 6 days earlier was negative for DVT
14FirstRight+++
15
 Initial presentationFirstBilateral leg CUS was done on initial presentation
Second
Third
 Symptomatic presentationFirstRight+
16FirstLeft+++++
17FirstLeft+
  • Note: CUS = compression ultrasonography, DVT = deep venous thrombosis, + = DVT detected, − = DVT not detected.

  • * Indicates during which compression ultrasonography the DVT was detected.