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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2009, Article ID 938907, 4 pages
Case Report

Metastatic Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Presenting as Jugular Venous Thrombosis

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, St George's Hospital, London SW17 0QT, UK
2Department of Medicine, Eastbourne DGH, East Sussex BN21 2UD, UK
3Department of Radiology, Eastbourne DGH, East Sussex BN21 2UD, UK

Received 29 August 2009; Accepted 20 October 2009

Academic Editor: Siegfried Peer

Copyright © 2009 Prince Cheriyan Modayil et al. 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.


Jugular venous thrombosis is unusual and is associated with central venous catheterisation, intravenous drug abuse and head and neck sepsis. It is rarely associated with malignancy. We report a case of metastatic carcinoma of unknown primary in a forty year old female which presented with jugular venous thrombosis. The discussion includes investigation and treatment options for this condition.