Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 30, Issue 5, pp 569–571

Pediatric child abuse victim with posttraumatic inferior vena cava thrombosis

  • Meggan L. Goodpasture
  • Kristen A. Zeller
  • John K. Petty
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00383-014-3487-9

Cite this article as:
Goodpasture, M.L., Zeller, K.A. & Petty, J.K. Pediatr Surg Int (2014) 30: 569. doi:10.1007/s00383-014-3487-9

Abstract

Posttraumatic inferior vena cava thrombosis (IVCT) is very rare, with only a few cases reported in the literature. While thromboembolism as a result of trauma is common in adult patients, it is very rare in young children and seldom involves the inferior vena cava. We report the youngest patient to date with IVCT and the only child reported whose findings are the result of child physical abuse. The diagnosis can be challenging both clinically and radiographically. Additionally, the risks of morbidity and even mortality associated with an IVCT if untreated are significant.

Keywords

Inferior vena caval thrombosis Physical abuse Posttraumatic 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Meggan L. Goodpasture
    • 1
  • Kristen A. Zeller
    • 2
  • John K. Petty
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsWake Forest Baptist Medical CenterWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery and PediatricsWake Forest Baptist Medical CenterWinston-SalemUSA

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