Case presentation: painless arm swelling in a high school football player

Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1992 Nov;24(11):1185-9.


Paget-Schroetter syndrome, more commonly called "effort thrombosis," has been well documented in the literature but is considered an uncommon cause of morbidity in the athletic population. We describe a case of axillary-subclavian vein thrombosis ("effort thrombosis") that presented as painless arm swelling in a high school football player. This case reviews the presentation, diagnosis, and management of this difficult problem in a young athlete.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Arm*
  • Axillary Vein / diagnostic imaging
  • Edema / etiology*
  • Football*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Subclavian Vein / diagnostic imaging
  • Thrombosis / complications
  • Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Thrombosis / drug therapy
  • Weight Lifting / injuries*