Anomaly of the inferior vena cava causing recurrent deep vein thrombosis in a young male

S. Simsek, F. G. Van Den Berg, P. W.B. Nanayakkara, J. A. Rauwerda, C. D.A. Stehouwer

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Anomaly of the inferior vena cava (IVC) as a cause of (recurrent) deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is uncommon. We report on a 33-year-old patient suffering from this unusual cause of DVT without the presence of known predisposing factors (immobilization, trauma, surgery, or underlying thrombophilia). Thus, in young patients with recurrent DVT, anomaly of the IVC should be regarded as an independent risk factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-254
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004


  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Inferior vena cava

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