- : Inflammation of a vein that occurs when a blood clot forms.
* * *- t. migrans creeping or slowly advancing t., appearing in first one vein and then another.- t. saltans t. occurring in the same vein, but at a distance from the original lesion, or appearing suddenly in a distant vein.
* * *throm·bo·phle·bi·tis -fli-'bīt-əs n, pl -bit·i·des -'bit-ə-.dēz inflammation of a vein with formation of a thrombus compare PHLEBOTHROMBOSIS
* * *n.inflammation of the wall of a vein (see phlebitis) with secondary thrombosis occurring within the affected segment of vein. Pregnant women are more prone to thrombophlebitis because of physiological changes in the blood and the effects of pressure within the abdomen. It may involve superficial or deep veins of the legs (the latter being less common in pregnancy than the former). Thrombophlebitis of the femoral vein may produce phlegmasia alba dolens (painful white leg), which was a common accompaniment to puerperal fever (now fortunately rare). Deep vein thrombosis may precede pulmonary embolism.
* * *throm·bo·phle·bi·tis (throm″bo-flə-biґtis) [thrombo- + phlebitis] inflammation of a vein (phlebitis) associated with thrombus formation (thrombosis).
Medical dictionary. 2011.