Deep venous thrombosis and inferior vena cava agenesis causing double crush sciatic neuropathy in Behcet's disease

KARA M., ÖZÇAKAR L., Eken G., Oezen G., KİRAZ S.

JOINT BONE SPINE, vol.75, no.6, pp.734-736, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2007.12.010
  • Journal Name: JOINT BONE SPINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.734-736
  • Keywords: Behcet's disease, Deep venous thrombosis, Sciatic neuropathy, Inferior vena cava agenesis, Epidural veins, VASCULAR INVOLVEMENT, COMPARTMENT SYNDROME, RADICULOPATHY, LEG
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


We report here the case of a 18-year-old young man with Behcet's disease who had suffered deep venous thrombosis of the right femoral and popliteal veins. Consequently, right sciatic nerve injury, drop foot and tightness of the achilles tendon also ensued. The clinical scenario was further challenged by demonstration of the agenetic inferior vena cava and epidural vein dilatations compressing the lumbar nerve roots. To the best notice of the authors, this is the first patient encompassing all these complications in the literature concerning Behcet's disease. (C) 2008 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.