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Excision of internal jugular vein for catheter-related thrombophlebitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16362464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a case of internal jugular vein (IJV) thrombophlebitis refractory to intravenous (IV) antibiotics and anticoagulation managed with ligation and excision of the vein. Our patient was immunosuppressed for a transplanted organ and developed a catheter-related infection following major pelvic surgery. His symptoms worsened, and failure of medical management prompted operative intervention. Excision of the inflamed, thrombosed vein led to complete resolution of his symptoms.
Luis R Leon; Jateen Patel; Nicos Labropoulos; Heron E Rodriguez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0890-5096     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-30     Completed Date:  2006-08-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vascular Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous* / adverse effects
Jugular Veins / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Thrombophlebitis / etiology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography

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