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Arch Dis Child 88:728-729 doi:10.1136/adc.88.8.728
  • Acute paediatrics

Posterior knee pain: primary symptom of a small non-occlusive venous clot

  1. R Zannolli1,
  2. M A Mazzei2,
  3. P Sacco2,
  4. V Turchetti3,
  5. T Amato4,
  6. S Battistini4,
  7. R Berardi1,
  8. L Volterrani2,
  9. V De Stefano5,
  10. G Morgese1
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Section of Pediatrics, Policlinico Le Scotte, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
  2. 2Department of Radiology and Orthopedics, Policlinico Le Scotte, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
  3. 3Department of Internal Medicine, Vascular and Geriatrics, Policlinico Le Scotte, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
  4. 4Institute of Neurological Science, Policlinico Le Scotte, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
  5. 5Department of Hematology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr R Zannolli, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Section of Pediatrics, Policlinico Le Scotte, University of Siena, Siena, Italy;
    zannolli{at}unisi.it
  • Accepted 26 October 2002

Abstract

A healthy 9 year old girl presented with severe posterior knee pain and a small segmental non-occlusive popliteal venous thrombosis. The case is relevant for its unique presentation and symptoms. Lack of recanalisation persisted at one year follow up.

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