Reha Erkoç 1, Kürşat Uzun 2 * , Köksal Yuca 3, Ömer Etlik 4, Ekrem Doğan 1, Hayriye Sayarlıoğlu 1, Ayten İşlek 2, Hakan Çankaya 3
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1 Yüzüncü Yıl University, Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine, Van, Turkey
2 Yüzüncü Yıl University, Medical School, Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Van, Turkey
3 Yüzüncü Yıl University, Medical School, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Van, Turkey
4 Yüzüncü Yıl University, Medical School, Department of Radiology, Van, Turkey
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Internal Jugular vein (IJV) thrombosis is a rare entity. It is usually secondary to various etiologies such as catheter, malignancy, trauma, infection and hypercoagulable status. Associated malignancies, either known or occult, are also uncommon and not well documented in the etiology of IJV thrombosis. We reported IJV thrombosis with two different pathologies i.e. malignacy and congestive heart failure. The diagnosis of IJV thrombosis was established with Doppler ultrasound and CT scan. These patients were treated low-molecular-weight heparin and oral anticoagulation. Early diagnosis and appropriate management is important to prevent potentially fatal complications from internal jugular vein thrombosis.


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Article Type: Original Article

EUR J GEN MED, 2005 - Volume 2 Issue 3, pp. 123-128

Publication date: 15 Jul 2005

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