Internal Juguler Vein Trombosis as an Initial Presentation of Signet-Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma of Unknown Origin

Gediz Murat Serin, Abdullah Soydan Mahmutoglu, Senol Polat, Elif Aksoy, Hasan Tanyeri


Internal jugular vein (IJV) thrombosis is a rare entity. Cases of IJV thrombosis associated with malignancy have been reported. Signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma is a unique subtype of mucin-producing adenocarcinoma that usually develops in the gastrointestinal tract. We report signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma (SRCAC) presented initially with an IJV thrombosis prior to the discovery of the neoplasm.

J Med Cases. 2011;2(4):156-158


Internal juguler vein; Thrombosis; Signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma

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