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Inferior vena caval thrombosis: a rare complication of acute pancreatitis

Vinod, K.V.; Arun, K.; Nisar, K.K.; Dutta, T.K.

Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 62(5): 430-432


ISSN/ISBN: 0004-5772
PMID: 25438494
Accession: 058106804

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Inferior vena cava [IVC] thrombosis is a rare complication of acute pancreatitis. Here we report a case of IVC thrombosis with associated portal vein thrombosis complicating recurrent acute pancreatitis related to alcohol in a 31 year old male patient. We discuss the pathogenesis, clinical features and management of IVC thrombosis complicating acute and chronic pancreatitis in brief. The case is being reported for its rarity and early diagnosis as well as prompt treatment are essential for prevention of complications like pulmonary embolism.

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