EURORAD ESR

Case 10224

Normal variant of the inferior vena cava

Author(s)
Mahmoud Shahin, Esther García Casado, Isabel Bermudez-Coronal Prats, Agustina Vicente Bártulos, Cayetano Sempere Ortega.

Hospital Ramon y Cajal. Department of Radiology. Ctra. DE Colmenar Viejo km. 9, 100 28034 madrid, Spain; Email:mahmoud.shahin@gmail.com
 
Patient
female, 37 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Postcontrast axial CT shows
     

    Double vena cava on both sides of the aorta.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: CT-High Resolution; Procedure: Normal variants; Special Focus: Congenital;

    Anastomosis between the two vena cava with a retroaortic branch.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: CT-High Resolution; Procedure: Normal variants; Special Focus: Congenital;

    Left renal vein joining with the inferior vena cava then crossing retroaaortic way to join the azygos vein.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: CT-High Resolution; Procedure: Normal variants; Special Focus: Congenital;

    Right renal vein connecting with the right IVC.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: CT-High Resolution; Procedure: Normal variants; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    MPR coronal reconstruction shows
     

    Both inferior vena cava joining with a retroaortic branch.

     
    Area of Interest: Vascular; Imaging Technique: CT-High Resolution; Procedure: Normal variants; Special Focus: Congenital;

    Hepatic segment draining into the right atrium.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: CT-High Resolution; Procedure: Normal variants; Special Focus: Congenital;

    Azygos vein that extends across the abdomen to join the left IVC.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: CT-High Resolution; Procedure: Normal variants; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
Double vena cava on both sides of the aorta.
 
Anastomosis between the two vena cava with a retroaortic branch.
 
Left renal vein joining with the inferior vena cava then crossing retroaaortic way to join the azygos vein.
 
Right renal vein connecting with the right IVC.
 
Both inferior vena cava joining with a retroaortic branch.
 
Hepatic segment draining into the right atrium.
 
Azygos vein that extends across the abdomen to join the left IVC.
 
 
 
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