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Inferior vena cava occlusion with pulmonary embolism because of complications due to ruptured abdominal aneurysm demonstrated by radionuclide venography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7628149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 66-year-old man with an abdominal aortic aneurysm confirmed by CT had bilateral swelling of the lower extremities with pain radiating to the back. Radionuclide venography and pulmonary scintigraphy demonstrated occlusion of the inferior vena cava and multiple pulmonary emboli, with a hot spot in the liver. Surgery revealed a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm that occluded the inferior vena cava, fistula formation, and extensive thrombosis of the inferior vena cava proximal to the occlusion site. Radionuclide venography was useful in detecting venous obstruction and the collateral formation represented by the hot spot in the liver as complications of the ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, and in assessing the improvement of pulmonary embolism by medical therapy.
A Ohno; K Hayashida; H Matsuo; T Nishimura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0363-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-09-07     Completed Date:  1995-09-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  436-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Cardiovascular Center, Department of Radiology, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications*,  radiography
Aortic Rupture / complications*,  radiography
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology,  radionuclide imaging*
Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin / diagnostic use*
Thrombosis / etiology,  radionuclide imaging*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vena Cava, Inferior*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin

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