An Eminent Absence: Agenesis of Inferior Vena Cava Underlying Bilateral Iliac Vein Thrombosis
KeywordsInferior vena cava, agenesis, deep venous thrombosis, thrombophilia
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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