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What is Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis?
An upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) happens when a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the upper limbs as opposed to the lower limbs. An upper-extremity DVT usually occurs in the axillary, subclavian or basilic veins. The condition is relatively uncommon and most frequently occurs in association with intravenous line (IV) or permanent IV lines like Portacath or PICC lines.