Anomalies of the inferior vena cava in patients with deep venous thrombosis. Pictorial essay.

Sorin Pop, Iulianu Opincaru


The incidence of agenesis of inferior vena cava in the general population was estimated at 0.6 - 0.8%. In patients with deep vein thrombosis the frequency of agenesis was estimated between 5 and 6.7% in young people. In this pictorial essay, we present the ultrasound findings obtained in 8 patients with high deep venous thrombosis and inferior vena cava anomaly (absence of a segment), compared with images obtained by angio-computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. At the end we discuss the place of abdominal ultrasound in the evaluation of these patients.


inferior vena cava; agenesis; deep venous thrombosis

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