Pelvic veins

Occlusion of the right common iliac vein caused by tumor and inverted flow in the internal iliac vein

Clinical information

Painful swollen right leg in a patient with metastatic bladder tumor

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Occlusion of the right common iliac vein caused by tumor and inverted flow in the internal iliac vein

Normal flow in the right external iliac vein
Normal flow in the right external iliac vein
Inverted flow in the internal iliac vein
Inverted flow in the internal iliac vein
No flow in the right common iliac vein
No flow in the right common iliac vein

Occlusion of the right common iliac vein caused by tumor and inverted flow in the internal iliac vein

Mass obstructing the right common iliac vein
Mass obstructing the right common iliac vein
Mass obstructing the right common iliac vein
Mass obstructing the right common iliac vein
Occluded right common iliac vein and patent artery
Occluded right common iliac vein and patent artery

The same patient examined 2 weeks later because of a painful swollen left leg: Occlusion of the left common iliac vein by a metastatic tumor mass with inverted flow in the internal iliac vein.

Normal flow in the left external iliac vein
Normal flow in the left external iliac vein
Inverted flow in the internal iliac vein
Inverted flow in the internal iliac vein
No flow in the left common iliac vein
No flow in the left common iliac vein
Mass obstructing the left common iliac vein
Mass obstructing the left common iliac vein

CT scan taken a few weeks earlier showing a metastatic mass around the iliac vessels left and right

Mass obstructing the left common iliac vein
Mass obstructing the left common iliac vein
Pelvic veins
Pelvic veins

Details

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 63
  • Body part: Iliac veins

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  • Hitachi Ultrasound System