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Trombose induzida pelo calor endovenoso: relato de dois casos tratados com rivaroxabana e revisão da literatura

Endothermal heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT): reports on two case treated with rivaroxaban and literature review

Walter Junior Boim de Araujo; Jorge Rufino Ribas Timi; Fabiano Luiz Erzinger; Filipe Carlos Caron

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Resumo Define-se trombose induzida pelo calor endovenoso como a propagação do trombo a partir de uma veia superficial em direção a uma veia mais profunda. Em geral, é considerada clinicamente insignificante quando não há propagação do trombo para o sistema venoso profundo. Essa condição pode ser tratada com terapia anticoagulante, embora a observação pareça ser suficiente, principalmente para graus menores. Neste estudo, relatamos dois casos de trombose induzida pelo calor endovenoso que teriam indicação de heparina de baixo peso molecular até a resolução do quadro. Porém, optou-se pelo uso da rivaroxabana (15 mg de 12 em 12h), com resolução completa do trombo em 4 semanas (caso 1) e em 7 dias (caso 2). A rivaroxabana pode ser uma alternativa promissora no tratamento da trombose induzida pelo calor endovenoso avançada, pela simplicidade da posologia, sem comprometimento da eficácia ou da segurança. São necessários estudos prospectivos, randomizados e controlados que possibilitem melhor entendimento da condição e o desenvolvimento de recomendações mais definitivas sobre opções de prevenção e tratamento.


varizes, laser endovenoso, ecografia vascular, trombose venosa


Abstract Endothermal heat-induced thrombosis (EHIT) is defined as propagation of a thrombus from a superficial vein into a deeper vein and is generally considered clinically insignificant if the thrombus does not propagate to the deep venous system. The condition can be treated with anticoagulation therapy, although monitoring may be sufficient, especially in less severe cases. In this paper we report on two cases of EHIT that met the criteria for indication of low molecular weight heparin until resolution of symptoms. However, the treatment actually chosen was 15 mg of rivaroxaban every 12 h and the outcomes were complete thrombus resolution in 4 weeks in Case 1 and 7 days in Case 2. Rivaroxaban may be a promising alternative for treatment of severe EHIT because the dosage regimen is simplified without compromising efficacy or safety. Prospective, randomized, controlled studies are needed to better understand EHIT and to develop more definitive recommendations on prevention and treatment options for this condition.


varicose veins, intravenous laser treatment, vascular ultrasonography, venous thrombosis


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