Hong Kong Med J 1995;1:258-60 | Number 3, September 1995
Spontaneous internal jugular vein thrombosis and metastic adenocarcinoma of unknown primary
WM Lam, AT Ahuja, CO Mok, C Metreweli
Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
Internal jugular vein thrombosis is difficult to diagnose clinically. Real time ultrasound should be the investigation of choice. For spontaneous jugular vein thrombosis associated with adenocarcinoma of unknown primary, further imaging to search for the primary tumour is probably not justified because of the poor prognosis of the patient.
Key words: Spontaneous internal jugular vein thrombosis; Real time ultrasound; Adenocarcinoma of unknown primary
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