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Lower limb edema and venous dilatation

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

    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.