Volume 12, Issue 2 (8-1998)                   Med J Islam Repub Iran 1998 | Back to browse issues page

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From the Dept. of Hematology, Gazi Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Essential thrombocythemia is a chronic myeloproliferative disorder characterized by a sustained proliferation of megakaryocytes, which leads to increased numbers of circulating platelets. Hemorrhagic and/or thrombotic episodes are frequent, and thrombosis of both veins and arteries may develop. Vessels in unusual sites may be involved, e.g., the hepatic veins, mesenteric veins, and the digital vessels. Thrombosis of the inferior vena cava has not been reported previously. In this paper we report inferior vena cava thrombosis in a patient with essential thrombocythemia.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Heart