Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-35422
Title: Inferior vena cava thrombosis-rope ladder sign
Other Titles: Thrombose der Vena cava inferior – Strickleiterzeichen
Author(s): Meyer, Sascha
Poryo, Martin
Language: English
Title: Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift
Publisher/Platform: Springer Nature
Year of Publication: 2021
Free key words: Congenital heart disease
Rope ladder sign
Univentricular heart/pathology
DDC notations: 610 Medicine and health
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Congenital heart disease comprises one of the largest groups of congenital defects, affecting approximately 1% of births. Advances in pre- and postoperative critical care treatment as well as surgery and interventional procedures have improved survival rates, but treatment and long-term care of children with complex congenital heart disease remains challenging, and is associated with a number of complications. Here, we report on a 17-month-old infant with congenital univentricular heart disease who devloped post-operatively inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis. IVC thrombosis was confirmed by a bedside contrast media study (X-ray) demonstrating collateral paravertebral circulation along the paravertebral sinuses bilaterally into the azygos and hemiazygos vein (“rope ladder sign“), with no contrast media detected in the IVC. The infant was subsequently started on aspirin and clopidogrel.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1007/s10354-021-00886-y
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-354222
ISSN: 1563-258X
Date of registration: 7-Feb-2022
Faculty: M - Medizinische Fakultät
Department: M - Pädiatrie
Professorship: M - Keiner Professur zugeordnet
Collections:SciDok - Der Wissenschaftsserver der Universität des Saarlandes

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