Congenital inferior vena cava agenesis with ulceration and deep vein thrombosis

Melanie Menning, Mira Yousef

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Objectives: This is one of the few case reports of congenital inferior vena cava atresia (IVCA) with extensive bilateral lower extremity ulcers. Background: IVCA is a congenital anomaly characterized by poor venous return in the lower extremities with increased risk of deep vein thrombi (DVTs) and, rarely, non-healing ulcers. Results: A 45-year-old woman with history significant for DVTs presented with extensive bilateral lower extremity ulcers, and a CT scan revealed congenital IVCA. Oedema management, DVT prevention, routine wound care and skin grafts resolved the ulcers. Conclusion: Congenital venous abnormalities should be included in the differential diagnosis of multiple unprovoked DVTs and non-healing ulcers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEuropean Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2021


  • Deep vein thrombus
  • DVT
  • Inferior vena cava atresia
  • IVCA
  • Ulcers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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