Upper arm DVT..surgery or conservative??Plz help
Dear all,i am 25 yrs old.I got an upper arm DVT in left subclavian and axillary vein.they tried to clear the clot by localized thrombolayses for 3 days but it didnít resolve at all and the vein was totally occluded.Then i took warfarin and itís about 5 and half months .i fortunately donít have any pain or obvious swelling,there is some change in color only.Actually I got a Doppler US few days back which showed that the vein is partially open and they gave me 3 options to choose from:
1-just stop warfarin ,but they said there is a huge risk to get thrombus again in the same place after stopping the drug.
2-stop warfarin and do a first rib resection surgery,because they think itís probably the cause of the thrombus.
3-Continue warfarin for life.
I am doing well and actually have no obvious symptoms,so I am confused to choose the right option after this unusual condition.
I will very thankful if you give me advise..any one got the same condition ???anyone did surgery?? was there any complications??
Thank you all for all your help