Trousseau syndrome

Association of migratory thrombophlebitis and visceral malignancy.

Cancers most commonly associated are pancreas, lung, prostate, stomach and colon.

Pancreas cancer accounts for 50% of the cases.

Screening for a malignancy for idiopathic deep vein thrombophlebitis is controversial, but most authorities believe searching for a cancer with migratory thrombophlebitis of undetermined origin is warranted.

PET scan useful the evaluate for an underlying malignancy.

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