Internal jugular vein thrombosis is much less common than deep venous thrombosis of lower limbs and is generally caused by an indwelling venous catheter or otological infection. Several cases of internal jugular vein thrombosis associated with malignancy have been also reported. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal neutralizing antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor, has shown benefits in the treatment of many types of malignancy and its use is increasing. Serious adverse effects, however, are associated with the use of bevacizumab, including venous thromboembolism. In this article, we present a rare case of non-small cell lung cancer complicated by pulmonary embolism due to internal jugular vein thrombosis associated with bevacizumab.
- Internal jugular vein thrombosis
- Non-small-cell lung cancer
- Pulmonary embolism
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