Pulmonary embolism due to internal jugular vein thrombosis in a patient with non-small cell lung cancer receiving bevacizumab.
Summary of "Pulmonary embolism due to internal jugular vein thrombosis in a patient with non-small cell lung cancer receiving bevacizumab."
Internal jugular vein thrombosis is much less common than deep venous thrombosis of lower limbs and is generally caused by an indwelling venous catheter or otological infection. Several cases of internal jugular vein thrombosis associated with malignancy have been also reported. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal neutralizing antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor, has shown benefits in the treatment of many types of malignancy and its use is increasing. Serious adverse effects, however, are associated with the use of bevacizumab, including venous thromboembolism. In this article, we present a rare case of non-small cell lung cancer complicated by pulmonary embolism due to internal jugular vein thrombosis associated with bevacizumab.
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Shogoin-Kawaracho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: International journal of clinical oncology / Japan Society of Clinical Oncology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21116671
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10147-010-0148-4
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Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS of an upper extremity vein (e.g., AXILLARY VEIN; SUBCLAVIAN VEIN; and JUGULAR VEINS). It is associated with mechanical factors (Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis, Primary) secondary to other anatomic factors (Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis, Secondary). Symptoms may include sudden onset of pain, warmth, redness, blueness, and swelling in the arm.
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