Sequential Bilateral Internal Jugular Vein Thrombosis: A Case Report and Review of this Rare Medical Entity

Author(s): Ioannis Starakis, Dimitrios Siagris, Eftichia Polyzogopoulou, Elias Mazokopakis

Journal Name: Vascular Disease Prevention

Volume 5 , Issue 3 , 2008

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Abstract:

Internal jugular vein (IJV) thrombosis is exceedingly rare and it is typically the result of head and neck infections or trauma, intravenous drug abuse or long-standing central venous catheters. Malignancies are also a cause of IJV thrombosis. We present a case of bilateral IJV thrombosis in a 48-year-old man. Additional investigations revealed a malignancy of the stomach. Based on a search of the literature, we suggest that patients with spontaneous and/or recurrent IJV thrombosis should undergo thorough investigation to prevent overlooking an occult malignancy.

Keywords: Cancer, jugular vein thrombosis, occult malignancy

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Article Details

VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2008
Page: [169 - 173]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1567270010805030169
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