Chronic subclavian vein thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Prior history: colorectal cancer. Staging CT

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

Right arm used for venous access.

Occluded right subclavian vein (arrow) as it crosses the 1st rib with development of multiple venous collaterals around the entire right chest wall and vertebrae.  Adequate opacification of the pulmonary vasculature obtained.  Patient had previous venous access device in right subclavian vein causing chronic thrombosis.

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Case information

rID: 17382
Published: 9th Apr 2012
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
System: Vascular
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