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Henry Ford Wyandotte
We describe the emergency department (ED) and hospital course of a young male patient that came in with a chief complaint of lower back pain and was ultimately diagnosed with an acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT) precipitated by an underlying congenital abnormality of the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC). Often lower back pain in young patients can be dismissed as musculoskeletal back pain. It is for this reason, that doing a thorough review of systems and physical exam is so critical. Congenital variations or anomalies of the IVC are relatively uncommon but must be on the differential with patients presenting with back pain and symptoms involving multiple organ systems.
Patel, Parth; Gunaga, Satheesh; Darnell, Gale; Sauter, Gehring; and Glasener, Benjamin, "New Onset Back Pain in a Young Patient with Undiagnosed Inferior Vena Cava Atresia" (2020). Case Reports. 38.