Phlebitis


Specialty of Vascular Surgery

Phlebitis is an inflammation of the vein walls. Almost always added to injury of the walls, the formation of blood clots inside (thrombi). Therefore, the names of phlebitis and thrombophlebitis are used almost interchangeably. The most common causes of this disease are usually infectious, but can also be caused by trauma or be toxic cause. Both traumatic and toxic presumed the existence of possible infection, as well as post-operative, which occur from an infection that can occur in a surgery of any kind and location. Among the causes that can facilitate the appearance of highlights phlebitis varices (dilated veins), external traumatic factors and, above all, constitutional weakness.

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