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Magnetic resonance venography and genetics of a female patient with pelvic venous thrombosis

Perkins, T.G.; Mishra, R.K.; Siddiqui, Y.; Hanson, E.H.; Rowley, R.K.; Ramos, E.R.; Orrison, W.W.

Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis 30(2): 233-239


ISSN/ISBN: 1573-742X
PMID: 20111984
DOI: 10.1007/s11239-010-0443-y
Accession: 054222386

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A femoral vein thrombosis, originally diagnosed with conventional ultrasound, was fully elucidated and monitored utilizing serial high-resolution magnetic resonance venography in a 19-year-old female with a family history of venous thromboembolism. Genetic testing revealed she was heterozygous for a F5 gene mutation, an abnormality that predisposes carriers to factor V Leiden thrombophilia. An additional risk factor included use of oral contraceptive pills. Subsequent testing of her family uncovered other carriers of the mutation, allowing for the implementation of preventive measures for the entire family. Although magnetic resonance venography has not yet proven to be a cost-effective method for monitoring clot resolution, the case presented here encourages further research on the clinical utility and cost-benefit of utilizing this technology for monitoring venous thrombosis and for clinical management purposes.

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