Inferior vena cava anomalies-a common cause of DVT and PE commonly not diagnosed.

@article{Nanda2008InferiorVC,
  title={Inferior vena cava anomalies-a common cause of DVT and PE commonly not diagnosed.},
  author={Sudip Nanda and Surya P Bhatt and Mohamed Amin Turki},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={335 5},
  pages={
          409-10
        }
}
A 62-year-old white male presented with recurrent pulmonary embolism (PE) despite having an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. Investigations ruled out upper limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and IVC thrombus, the common causes for a PE in the presence of IVC filter. The culprit was double IVC with a persisting left supracardinal vein that allowed an alternate route for the leg DVT to cause PE. IVC anomalies have a propensity to cause lower limb DVT. Although rarely suspected recent studies have… CONTINUE READING

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