Open Access Case Report Article ID: IJVSM-3-128

    Right Iliofemoral Venous Thrombosis in a Prothrombin 20210GA carrier with Duplicated Inferior Vena Cava. An Unusual Case Report

    Konstantinos Tigkiropoulos*, Emmanouil Papadakis, Ioannis Lazaridis and Nikolaos Saratzis

    Venous thromboembolism, presenting as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a disease affected by aging, with a low rate of about 1 per 10,000 annually before the fourth decade of life, rising rapidly after age 45 years, and approaching 5–6 per 1000 annually by age 80. We present the case of a 69-years old woman who presented to our emergency department with unilateral lower limb pain and swelling. Subsequent imaging revealed a right iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis, with associated duplication of her inferior vena cava. Thrombophilic screening revealed a prothrombin 20210A gene mutation. She was treated conservatively with Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) and elastic stockings.

    Keywords: Double inferior vena cava; Iliofemoral venous thrombosis; Magnetic resonance venography; Prothrombin G20210A gene mutation

    Published on: Sep 4, 2017 Pages: 43-45

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5452.000028
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