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Compression of the iliac veins by enlarged lymphe nodes with slow flow in the iliac and femoral veins causing internal echos mimicking thrombus

Clinical information

Swollen leg

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Compression of the iliac veins by enlarged lymphe nodes with slow flow in the iliac and femoral veins causing internal echos mimicking thrombus

Slow flow in the femoral veins mimicking thrombus longitudinal
Slow flow in the femoral veins mimicking thrombus longitudinal
Slow flow in the femoral veins mimicking thrombus longitudinal
Slow flow in the femoral veins mimicking thrombus longitudinal
Slow flow in the femoral veins mimicking thrombus longitudinal
Slow flow in the femoral veins mimicking thrombus longitudinal
Slow flow in the femoral veins mimicking thrombus longitudinal
Slow flow in the femoral veins mimicking thrombus longitudinal

Compression of the iliac veins by enlarged lymphe nodes with slow flow in the iliac and femoral veins causing internal echos mimicking thrombus

Slow flow in the iliac veins mimicking thrombus
Slow flow in the iliac veins mimicking thrombus
Compression of the iliac veins by enlarged lymphe nodes
Compression of the iliac veins by enlarged lymphe nodes
Compression of the iliac veins by enlarged lymphe nodes
Compression of the iliac veins by enlarged lymphe nodes
Retroperitoneal lymphe nodes transverse
Retroperitoneal lymphe nodes transverse

Cineloops demonstrate slow flow in the veins. The veins are fully compressible.

Retroperitoneal lymphe nodes transverse
Pitfalls

Pitfalls

Pitfalls

Details

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 72
  • Body part: Iliac and femoral veins

Created with

  • Hitachi Ultrasound System