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Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 101–103 | Cite as

Multiple and Recurrent Systemic Thrombotic Events Associated with Congenital Anomaly of Inferior Vena Cava

  • Naohumi TakeharaEmail author
  • Naoyuki Hasebe
  • Setsu Enomoto
  • Toshiharu Takeuchi
  • Fumihiko Takahashi
  • Takahumi Ota
  • Yuichiro Kawamura
  • Kenjiro Kikuchi
Article

Abstract

We describe a case of a 67-year-old woman with a history of cerebral infarction and pulmonary embolism that presented with chest pain. Subsequent evaluation resulted in a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction and occult DVT, and imaging revealed a rare congenital absence of the infra-renal portion of the inferior vena cava, with lower extremity venous drainage diverted via an ascending lumbar vein. Associations between congenital absence of the inferior vena cava and thrombosis are discussed.

Key Words

AMI cerebral infarction anomaly deep venous thrombosis inferior vena cava 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naohumi Takehara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Naoyuki Hasebe
    • 1
  • Setsu Enomoto
    • 2
  • Toshiharu Takeuchi
    • 1
  • Fumihiko Takahashi
    • 1
  • Takahumi Ota
    • 1
  • Yuichiro Kawamura
    • 1
  • Kenjiro Kikuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.The first Department of MedicineAsahikawa Medical CollegeAsahikawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyAsahikawa Dohoku HospitalAsahikawaJapan

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