Spontaneous rupture of left external iliac vein: Case report and review of the literature

B. C. Lin, R. J. Chen, J. F. Fang, K. E. Lin, Y. C. Wong

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Iliac vein rupture is rare and primarily results from major trauma or occurs during pelvic surgery. Spontaneous nontraumatic rupture is even more unusual, with only 14 cases reported in the literature. We report an additional case, summarize all of the cases, and discuss the possible causes and treatment of iliac vein rupture and the role of anticoagulants in postoperative management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-287
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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