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Matarasso presents two cases of venous thrombosis associated with tight garments. He implies that this form of "tight wear" was a contributing or causative factor in the development of DVT in these patients. Although those individuals were at high risk for venous thrombosis, a direct relationship may have coexisted. Whether or not this is true, one should be alert to the possibility and the dread consequences that may result.
Bessa O. Venous Thrombosis and Tight Underwear-Reply. Arch Intern Med. 1996;156(2):214. doi:10.1001/archinte.1996.00440020124018