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European Journal of General Medicine
Medical Investigations Society
ISSN: 1304-3897
Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005, pp. 123-128
Bioline Code: gm05026
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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European Journal of General Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005, pp. 123-128

Reha Erkoç, Kürsat Uzun Köksal Yuca , Ömer Etlik, Ekrem Dogan, Hayriye Sayarlioglu, Ayten Islek, Hakan Çankaya


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.

jugular vein, thrombosis, malignancy, heart failure

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