An Eminent Absence: Agenesis of Inferior Vena Cava Underlying Bilateral Iliac Vein Thrombosis

  • Giorgia Protti High Dependency Unit, San Giovanni Bosco Hospital, Torino, Italy
  • Fabrizio Elia High Dependency Unit, San Giovanni Bosco Hospital, Torino, Italy
  • Francesca Bosco High Dependency Unit, San Giovanni Bosco Hospital, Torino, Italy
  • Franco Aprà High Dependency Unit, San Giovanni Bosco Hospital, Torino, Italy

Keywords

Inferior vena cava, agenesis, deep venous thrombosis, thrombophilia

Abstract

Among thrombophilic risk factors for deep venous thrombosis (DVT), agenesis of the inferior vena cava (AIVC) is very rare, but it must be considered in specific settings. Here, we present the case of an 18-year-old woman who was admitted to the Emergency Department with swelling and pain of her left leg. Clinical examination and ultrasonography detected extensive proximal DVT of the left leg. After attempted mechanical thrombectomy failed, an abdominal CT scan was obtained, which demonstrated bilateral thrombosis of the iliac-femoral axis in the context of congenital AIVC.

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  • Published: 2020-10-22

    Issue: Vol 7 No 12 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Protti G, Elia F, Bosco F, Aprà F. An Eminent Absence: Agenesis of Inferior Vena Cava Underlying Bilateral Iliac Vein Thrombosis. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001999.

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