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J Radiol Case Rep. 2014 Apr 1;8(4):38-47. doi: 10.3941/jrcr.v8i4.1572. eCollection 2014 Apr.

The curious case of the disappearing IVC: a case report and review of the aetiology of inferior vena cava agenesis.

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1
Academic Unit of Radiology, University of Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
2
Department of Radiology, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom.

Abstract

We report the case of a previously well 18-year-old male who presented to the Emergency Department with lower limb pain. An ultrasound demonstrated extensive left sided deep vein thrombosis and computed tomography demonstrated inferior vena cava agenesis, leading to the diagnosis of inferior vena cava agenesis associated deep vein thrombosis. The aetiology of inferior vena cava agenesis is explored in depth.

KEYWORDS:

IVC; Inferior vena cava agenesis; deep vein thrombosis; inferior vena cava agenesis associated deep vein thrombosis; inferior vena cava anomalies; venous thromboembolism

PMID:
24967034
PMCID:
PMC4035467
DOI:
10.3941/jrcr.v8i4.1572
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