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Abstract

Introduction:

Treatment of septic thrombophlebitis of the jugular vein may include both medical and surgical interventions. Historically, the goal of surgical interventions was the restoration of blood flow through the affected vessel.

Case presentation:

We present a case of a 19‐year‐old male with septic thrombophlebitis who, despite appropriate antibiotic treatment, experienced symptomatic thrombus progression. Percutaneous thrombolytic procedures were performed, successfully restoring blood flow without triggering clinically significant bacteraemia or septic emboli.

Conclusion:

Thrombolysis may have a role in select patients, especially those with co‐existent thrombophilia or progressive thrombus development despite medical treatment.

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