The curious case of the disappearing IVC: A case report and review of the aetiology of Inferior Vena Cava Agenesis

The curious case of the disappearing IVC: A case report and review of the aetiology of Inferior Vena Cava Agenesis

Michael Paddock, Nicola Robson

Abstract


We report the case of a previously well 18-year-old male who presented to the Emergency Department with lower limb pain. An ultrasound demonstrated extensive left sided deep vein thrombosis and computed tomography demonstrated inferior vena cava agenesis, leading to the diagnosis of inferior vena cava agenesis associated deep vein thrombosis. The aetiology of inferior vena cava agenesis is explored in depth.

Keywords


Inferior vena cava agenesis; deep vein thrombosis; inferior vena cava agenesis associated deep vein thrombosis; inferior vena cava anomalies; venous thromboembolism; IVC



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v8i4.1572