Trousseau syndrome

Trousseau syndrome (not to be confused with Trousseau sign) represents the association between migratory thrombophlebitis and malignancy, particularly mucin-producing tumors; hence one of its other names: cancer-associated thromboembolism .

History and etymology 

Armand Trousseau (1801-1867), was a French physician who was the first to describe this association. Ironically he observed this exact phenomenon in himself in his upper limb prior to being diagnosed with gastric carcinoma .