Septic internal jugular vein thrombosis

F. Tovi, D. M. Fliss, A. M. Noyek

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Septic Internal Jugular Vein Thrombosis (SIJVT) is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition which necessitates early clinical recognition and rapid administration of appropriate therapy. Although termed by some authors a 'forgotten disease' in the antibiotic era, this entity is still present but frequently overlooked. Deep neck infections, Lemierre syndrome, central venous catheterization and mastoiditis are the etiologies in this series. The diagnosis of SIJVT utilized CT and Doppler ultrasound imaging. The treatment included aggressive abscesses, necrotizing fasciitis, mastoiditis). Anticoagulant agents were used in order to reduce the risks of pulmonary embolism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-420
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Otolaryngology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes

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