BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.10.2008.1128
  • Rare disease

A sticky situation

  1. Safa Al-shamma,
  2. Mark Fox
  1. Royal Liverpool Hospital, Medicine/Gastroenterology, 5Z Link, Prescot Street, Liverpool L7 8XP, UK
  1. Safa Al-shamma, safaal3{at}
  • Published 17 March 2009


We present a complicated case of extensive intra-abdominal venous thrombosis manifesting with severe central abdominal discomfort following trivial blunt local trauma and discuss the therapeutic interventions that can be used in these cases.


  • Competing interests: none.

  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.

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