Congenital Agenesia of the Inferior Vena Cava: A Diagnosis to Mention in Front of a Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Raja Amri
Romdhane Denguezli
Wafa Garbouj
Khaled Bouzaidi
Manel Loukil
Mohamed Ali Sbai

Abstract

Congenital agenesia of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is an extremely rare morphological anomaly in the general population; found in approximately 0.0005% to 1% [1]. It is a rare cause of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and could be responsible for less than 5% of thromboses without a contributory factor in subjects under 30 years of age [2].

We present a case of DVT agenesis, demonstrated by a CT angiography, performed as part of the etiologic assessment of extensive, bilateral and recurrent deep venous thrombosis (DVT), in a young 24-year-old man.

We discuss the mechanisms of occurrence of thrombosis associated with IVC agenesis and their possible clinical and therapeutic features.

Keywords:
Deep vein thrombosis, agenesia, inferior vena cava.

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Amri, R., Denguezli, R., Garbouj, W., Bouzaidi, K., Loukil, M., & Sbai, M. A. (2020). Congenital Agenesia of the Inferior Vena Cava: A Diagnosis to Mention in Front of a Deep Vein Thrombosis. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health, 3(3), 23-30. Retrieved from https://journalajcrmh.com/index.php/AJCRMH/article/view/30131
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Case Study

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