Internal Jugular Vein Thrombosis Mimicking Sternoclavicular Joint Septic Arthritis- A Rare Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Surendra Umesh Kamath,
KMC Hospital, Attavar, Mangalore-575001, Karnataka, India.
Internal jugular vein thrombosis is a vascular disease occurring spontaneously. Some of the predisposing factors include trauma, intravenous catheterization and deep neck infections. It is important to an orthopaedician, as it mimics sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis very closely. This can lead to wrong decision in opting for surgical drainage of the abscess which may turn out to be disastrous to the patient. Our case report describes a patient who presented to the emergency room with pain, swelling and redness over the sternoclavicular joint. Initial evaluation suggested septic arthritis of left sternoclavicular joint. On further evaluation this was ruled out and finally diagnosed as internal jugular vein thrombosis with adhesive capsulitis of left shoulder.
Intravenous catheterisation, Joint sepsis, Venous thromboembolism
Surendra Umesh Kamath, Arjun Ajith Naik. INTERNAL JUGULAR VEIN THROMBOSIS MIMICKING STERNOCLAVICULAR JOINT SEPTIC ARTHRITIS- A RARE CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 January [cited: 2019 Jan 22 ]; 13:RD01-RD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Aug 06, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Sep 12, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Oct 20, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jan 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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