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Case Reports in Hematology
Volume 2016, Article ID 7654749, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7654749
Case Report

A Case Study of Deep Vein Thrombosis of the Right Internal Jugular Vein in a Healthy 21-Year-Old Male

1Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Care Center, 4800 Alberta Avenue, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
2Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Care Center, 5001 El Paso Drive, El Paso, TX 79905, USA

Received 6 May 2016; Revised 15 August 2016; Accepted 24 August 2016

Academic Editor: Tatsuharu Ohno

Copyright © 2016 Javier Corral and Geri Villanueva. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We are reporting a case of a healthy 21-year-old male, with no significant past medical history, who was found to have an incidental nonocclusive deep vein thrombosis in the right internal jugular vein detected on a head MRI previously ordered for work-up of headaches. A follow-up upper extremity venous Doppler ultrasound confirmed the presence of a partially occlusive deep vein thrombosis in the right jugular vein. The case presented is unique for the reason that the patient is young and has no prior risk factor, personal or familial, for venous thrombosis except for associated polycythemia on clinical presentation.