Journal article

Congenital abnormalities of the inferior vena cava presenting clinically in adolescent males

Jessica Halparin, Paul Monagle, Fiona Newall

THROMBOSIS RESEARCH | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Congenital anatomic abnormality of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is an important risk factor for the development of spontaneous proximal lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in young adults. The incidence of DVT associated with congenital IVC anomalies in paediatric populations has not been described, and the implications of IVC anomalies for treatment and outcomes of DVT are unknown. METHODS: This study reports a series of five adolescent males with spontaneous lower extremity DVTs and underlying congenital IVC abnormalities. Cases were identified by searching the institutional database of patients treated with anticoagulation for venous thromboembolism at a tertiary chil..

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