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BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-009627

Inferior vena cava thrombosis

  1. Iman Qureshi
  1. University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, West Midlands, UK
  1. Correspondence to Iman Qureshi, iman23{at}doctors.org.uk

Description

A 56-year-old woman presented to Accident and Emergency with a gradual onset shortness of breath and pleuritic chest pain. D-dimer was elevated at 3.43 mg/l, electrocardiography showed sinus tachycardia and chest x-ray was normal. CT pulmonary angiography performed on admission showed the presence of a subsegmental pulmonary embolism in the right middle lobe, as well as …

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