Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limb veins and pulmonary embolism (PE) are the most commonly encountered manifestations of venous thrombosis in routine clinical
practice. Consequently, they have a strong evidence base supporting their optimal management. Venous thrombosis at other ‘unusual sites’ is well documented, but given the paucity of robust studies its management has often been extrapolated from experience of lower limb DVT and PE. The objective of this guideline is to provide healthcare professionals with guidance, based on contemporary evidence, on the
appropriate investigation and treatment of venous thrombosis at these other sites.
First published online 9 August 2012
British Journal of Haematology, 2012, 159, 28–38