p-ISSN: 1300-0551
e-ISSN: 2587-1498

Şeyma Torgutalp1, Melda Pelin Yargıç1, Gürhan Dönmez1, Mahmut Nedim Doral2

1Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Spor Hekimliği Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Turkey
2Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ortopedi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Paget-Schroetter syndrome, effort, thrombosis, subclavian vein


Paget-Schroetter syndrome, also known as axillary-subclavian venous thrombosis or effort thrombosis, is a condition that develops frequently in healthy, young individuals, especially after repetitive abduction movement of the dominant upper extremity. Anatomical or hematological factors play role in the pathogenesis of Paget-Schroetter syndrome. Although various treatment modalities have been mentioned in different reports, there is no consensus on treatment. Early diagnosis of Paget-Schroetter syndrome is crucial to start treatment as soon as possible, as serious complications such as pulmonary embolism, cerebral embolism and post-thrombotic syndrome may develop in untreated or inadequately treated patients. In this review article, we aimed to draw attention to the importance of Paget-Schroetter Syndrome in terms of pathogenesis, factors facilitating the formation, clinics, diagnostic methods, treatment options and early diagnosis.