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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 246201, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/246201
Case Report

Idiopathic Thrombosis of the Inferior Vena Cava and Bilateral Femoral Veins in an Otherwise Healthy Male Soldier

1Department of Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, 1 Jarrett White Road, Honolulu, HI 96859, USA
2Hematology-Oncology Service, Tripler Army Medical Center, 1 Jarrett White Road, Honolulu, HI 96859, USA
3Department of Radiology, Tripler Army Medical Center, 1 Jarrett White Road, Honolulu, HI 96859, USA

Received 16 June 2013; Revised 14 August 2013; Accepted 3 September 2013

Academic Editor: Werner Rabitsch

Copyright © 2013 Sarah Gordon 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.

Abstract

Thrombosis of the inferior vena cava is less common than deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremities, particularly in the absence of an obvious congenital caval abnormality or hypercoagulable state. We present a case of IVC thrombosis in an otherwise healthy and active 28-year-old male soldier secondary to dehydration and venous webbing. IVC thrombosis is an uncommon and underrecognized condition; in this case, the patient’s caval thrombosis was initially mistaken for acute back strain. Prompt recognition is necessary to minimize long-term sequelae.