Thrombosed iliac venous aneurysm: A rare form of presentation of a congenital anomaly of the inferior vena cava

August Ysa, Maite R. Bustabad, Amaia Arruabarrena, Eduardo Pérez, Estepan Gainza, Juan Antonio García Alonso

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Abstract

Aneurysms of the iliac veins are extremely rare. We report a case of a 51-year-old male who was admitted for swelling of the lower right limb. Sonography and ascending phlebogram showed a complete occlusion of the right femoropopliteal veins, both iliacs and the inferior vena cava (IVC). A large collateral circulation throughout the paravertebral plexus and azygos system was also observed. The CT scan revealed a 5 × 9cm thrombosed aneurysm of the right external iliac vein and a congenital hypoplasia of the infrarenal IVC. Anticoagulant treatment and compression with elastic stocking was started. The 3-month follow-up showed mild residual edema of the right lower limb. The literature on this pathology is extensively reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-222
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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