Lower limb edema and venous dilatation

Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis, Chest
Author: Michele Anzidei, Rome, Italy

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References


1. Patient presentation

  • A 47-year-old man with abdominal pain, lower limb edema, and diffuse subcutaneous venous dilatation presented to the emergency department.
  • His medical history included previous hospital admissions for recurrent thrombosis of the lower and upper limbs as well as of the jugular veins.
  • Peripheral color Doppler ultrasound did not demonstrate evidence of deep vein thrombosis of the lower limbs.
  • Contrast-enhanced MDCT of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis was performed to rule out obstruction of the vena cava system.

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