Meaning of thrombophlebitis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌθrɒmbə(ʊ)flɪˈbʌɪtɪs/


mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of the wall of a vein with associated thrombosis, often occurring in the legs during pregnancy.

    ‘Patients with a history of deep vein thrombosis or thrombophlebitis who have surgery should receive perioperative subcutaneous heparin prophylaxis.’
    • ‘Ginger is therefore a good herb for people with a history of stroke or atherosclerosis, thrombophlebitis and varicose veins.’
    • ‘The most common adverse events with ertapenem therapy are diarrhea, nausea, headache, vaginitis in females, phlebitis / thrombophlebitis, and vomiting.’
    • ‘Lemierre's syndrome is characterised by internal jugular vein thrombophlebitis and septic pulmonary embolisation as a complication of pharyngotonsillitis.’
    • ‘The infection may spread to involve the parapharyngeal or retropharyngeal spaces with complications including mediastinitis and septic thrombophlebitis.’