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CT Diagnosis of Catheter-Induced Septic Thrombus of Vena Cava.

Mori, Hiromu; Fukuda, Toshio; Isomoto, Ichiro; Maeda, Hirofumi; Hayashi, Kuniaki
Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:

Two cases of septic thrombosis of the vena cava induced by central venous catheterization are reported. Computed tomography showed thrombi containing gas bubbles in the venae cavae; one involving the superior vena cava and the other the left-sided inferior vena cava. Computed tomography also demonstrated surrounding inflammatory infiltrations in the upper mediastinum or retroperitoneum.

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