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Case 13988

Femoral vein thrombophlebitis and septic pulmonary embolism from intravenous drug use

Author(s)
Teiga, Eduardo; Radosevic, Aleksandar

Hospital Universitario del Mar;
Passeig Maritim
08005 Barcelona, Spain;
Email:eduardo_teiga@hotmail.com
 
Patient
male, 26 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    CT
     

    Left femoral vein thrombosis extending to the external iliac, common iliac and inferior cava vein. Note the prominent vessel wall enhancement and endoluminal gas bubbles indicating septic thrombophlebitis.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Embolism / Thrombosis;

    Left femoral vein thrombosis extending to the external iliac, common iliac and inferior cava vein. Note the prominent vessel wall enhancement and endoluminal gas bubbles indicating septic thrombophlebitis.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Embolism / Thrombosis;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    CT - Lung

    Subpleural lesions with central cavitations consistent with septic emboli.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Embolism / Thrombosis;
     
     
Left femoral vein thrombosis extending to the external iliac, common iliac and inferior cava vein. Note the prominent vessel wall enhancement and endoluminal gas bubbles indicating septic thrombophlebitis.
 
Left femoral vein thrombosis extending to the external iliac, common iliac and inferior cava vein. Note the prominent vessel wall enhancement and endoluminal gas bubbles indicating septic thrombophlebitis.
 
Subpleural lesions with central cavitations consistent with septic emboli.
 
 
 
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