The authors report the case of a 19-year-old patient with systemic lupus erythematosus who presented with sudden and progressive edema in the left upper limb. She suffered from pain and visible collateral circulation in the left supra-clavicle region. Using a duplex scan, a diagnosis of venous thrombosis in the external left jugular vein was made. Laboratory tests proved the existence of anticardiolipin antibody.
anticardiolipin antibody; thrombosis; jugular vein; systemic lupus erythematosus