Pulmonary vein thrombosis, idiopathic, anticoagulation
A 52-year-old female with a history of chronic lymphoedema and untreated deep vein thrombosis, presented with non-specific right-sided chest pain. A CT angiogram confirmed bilateral inferior pulmonary vein thromboses (PVT). A comprehensive hypercoagulable workup and age-appropriate cancer screening were unremarkable; the lack of associated risk factors confirmed idiopathic PVT. The management strategy of systemic anticoagulation with apixaban and multidisciplinary follow-up underscores the treatment challenges of rare presentations. This case accentuates the importance of considering PVT in differential diagnoses of atypical chest pain and contributes valuable insights into the diagnosis, understanding and management of this uncommon condition.
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