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Vascular Disease Prevention (Discontinued)


ISSN (Print): 1567-2700
ISSN (Online): 1567-2700

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

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

Volume 5, Issue 3, 2008

Page: [169 - 173] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1567270010805030169

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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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