Internal jugular vein thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Patients undergoing cancer treatment. Presents in the ER with pain, redness and hardening of right anterior cervical region.

Patient Data

Age: 68
Gender: Female

Port-a-cath catheter on a subcutaneous pathway observed from the upper right hemithorax to its end in the internal jugular vein. Characterized on ultrasound as hyperechoic parallel lines. 

Heterogeneous echogenic material filling and distending the right internal jugular vein.

It was observed a slight increase in echogenicity of fatty plans around the end of the catheter, as well as small fluid around (not shown in photos).

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Case information

rID: 23367
Case created: 9th Jun 2013
Last edited: 30th Sep 2015
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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