Congenital absence of inferior vena cava as a rare cause of pulmonary thromboembolism

Byoung Chul Cho, Hye Jin Choi, Seok Min Kang, Joon Chang, Sun Min Lee, Dong Gyu Yang, Yong Kuk Hong, Dong Hyung Lee, Yong Won Lee, Sung Kyu Kim

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Abstract

Interruption of the inferior vena cava IVC) with azygos continuation is an uncommon vascular anomaly that results from aberrant development during embryogenesis. We report a rare case of this anomaly, presenting with massive pulmonary embolism. Subsequent evaluation with abdominal CT scan revealed the congenital absence of retrohepatic IVC. The patient was successfully treated with anticoagulation. When deep venous thrombosis (DVT) develops in patients with no apparent risk factors, the presence of congenital IVC anomalies should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)947-951
Number of pages5
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 31

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Inferior Vena Cava
Pulmonary Embolism
Venous Thrombosis
Embryonic Development
Blood Vessels

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Cho, Byoung Chul ; Choi, Hye Jin ; Kang, Seok Min ; Chang, Joon ; Lee, Sun Min ; Yang, Dong Gyu ; Hong, Yong Kuk ; Lee, Dong Hyung ; Lee, Yong Won ; Kim, Sung Kyu. / Congenital absence of inferior vena cava as a rare cause of pulmonary thromboembolism. In: Yonsei medical journal. 2004 ; Vol. 45, No. 5. pp. 947-951.
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