The authors present a case of tumor thrombus in the hepatic segment of the inferior vena cava (IVC) evaluated with subcutaneous-injection radionuclide venography (SC-RNV) and color Doppler ultrasound (CDU). SC-RNV showed interruption of venous flow in the hepatic segment of the IVC. CDU of the IVC revealed a tumor thrombus and a continuous flow pattern with an increased flow during inspiration. These characteristic findings indicate partial obstruction of the IVC. Both SC-RNV and CDU have their advantages in diagnosing this problem.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Ultrasound|
|Publication status||Published - 1994 Jan 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging