Adventitial cystic disease of the femoral vein in a 5-year-old boy mimicking deep venous thrombosis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Connective Tissue
  • Cysts
  • Femoral Vein
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Venous Thrombosis

abstract

  • Adventitial cystic disease of the vein is a rare vascular anomaly with 32 reported cases. A 5-year-old boy initially presented with painless leg swelling. He was misdiagnosed with deep vein thrombosis and treated with 3 months of warfarin. When swelling failed to improve, a magnetic resonance venogram showed a mural cystic lesion of the left common femoral vein. In the operating room, the cyst was excised, relieving the obstructive effect and restoring flow. The swelling resolved within days. This is the first reported case of adventitial cystic disease of the vein occurring in a pediatric patient.

publication date

  • February 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2011.06.117

PubMed ID

  • 21917399

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 522

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 55

number

  • 2