Infected internal jugular vein thrombus due to infected arterio-venous fistula

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“We describe a very rare association of left Infected Internal jugular vein thrombus with an infected arterio-venous fistula in the left elbow region created for dialysis access in a renal failure patient.” Mukherjee et al (2014).

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Mukherjee, K., Chakrabart, U., Mazumder, P., Pal, M., Dasbaksi, K. and Mukherjee, P. (2014) Infected internal jugular vein thrombus in a case of infected arterio-venous fistula for dialysis access. Annals of Vascular Diseases. 7(3), p.335-8.

Infected internal jugular vein (IJV) thrombus is rare and is sometimes seen in association with jugular vein catheterization and rarely with suppurative upper aero-digestive tract infection. We describe a very rare association of left Infected Internal jugular vein thrombus with an infected arterio-venous fistula in the left elbow region created for dialysis access in a renal failure patient. The infected arterio-venous fistula was addressed surgically by excision and a reverse saphenous vein graft was placed between proximal and distal brachial artery just above it’s bifurcation. The patient was put on i.v Clindamycin and Metronidazole for six weeks. Patient recovered uneventfully.

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