Deep Venous Thrombosis in a Patient with Inferior Vena Cava Agenesi


Tuncer O. N. , ONK O. A. , Karahan U., Erkut B.

JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH IN MEDICINE-JAREM, vol.7, no.2, pp.102-104, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/jarem.2016.1038
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH IN MEDICINE-JAREM
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-104

Abstract

The prevalence of congenital inferior vena cava anomalies is difficultto pinpoint and is estimated to occur in 0.05-8.7% of the population. These abnormalities are often asymptomatic and are incidentally identified in patients undergoing imaging investigations for other reasons. Inferior vena cava agenesis maybe a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis due to inadequate venous drainage. We describe thecase of an 84-year-old female who was hospitalized due to unprovoked deep venous thrombosis and inferior vena cava agenesiswas foundin a further investigation.