Journal of Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Volume 5 Number 1, 2002

Iliofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis Secondary to Venous Compression by a Massively Distended Bladder

D Liu, WC Torreggiani, PL Munk, S Ho, C Morris, G Legiehn
Department of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

A case of iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis secondary to venous compression by a massively distended bladder is reported. Ascending venography was valuable in identifying the primary cause of venous obstruction, as well as guiding thrombolysis. (J HK Coll Radiol 2002;5:43-46)

Key Words: Bladder, Edema, Femoral vein, Prostatic hyperplasia, Thrombolysis, therapeutic, Vein, iliac, Venography, Venous thrombosis

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