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Recurrent deep venous thrombosis in a patient with agenesis of inferior vena cava

Authors
Journal
International Journal of General Medicine
1178-7074
Publisher
Dove Medical Press
Publication Date
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2147/ijgm.s21423
Keywords
  • Case Report
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Background: Agenesis of the inferior vena cava (IVC) as a cause of recurrent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is uncommon. Case: A 33-year-old male with no family history of thrombophilia, who had experienced multiple recurrent episodes of DVT over a 15-year period of unknown cause, was admitted into our hospital because of cellulitis in the right leg. Computer tomography with contrast of the abdomen showed an absence of IVC. Conclusion: Congenital absence of the IVC could be a rare risk factor for idiopathic DVT, especially in young individuals.

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