Thrombophlebitis

Inflammation of a vein with the complication of blood clot formation.

Thombus: clot

phleb: vein

itis: inflammation of

Clots may occur as movement is diminished such as sitting for long periods of time.

Symptoms

  • swelling
  • tenderness
  • redness at site

Chabner, Davi-Ellen. 2007. The Language of Medicine. 8th ed. Saunders Elsevier, Missouri

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