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Case 10453

Persistent left superior vena cava

Author(s)
Lorenzoni G, Cervelli R, Gabelloni M, Fiorini S, Ginanni B, Faggioni L, Bartolozzi C.

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology,
University Hospital of Pisa, Italy
 
Patient
male, 72 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    anatomic patterns
     

    Normal anatomic pattern.

     
    Area of Interest: Anatomy; Imaging Technique: Image manipulation / Reconstruction; Procedure: Normal variants; Special Focus: Congenital;

    Anomalies of the persistent superior vena cava: Type I (A) Type II (B) Type III (C) Type IV (D)

     
    Area of Interest: Anatomy; Imaging Technique: Image manipulation / Reconstruction; Procedure: Computer Applications-General; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    MRI examination
     

    MRI reconstruction shows the right superior pulmonary vein ostia and the right inferior pulmonary vein ostia.

     
    Area of Interest: Anatomy; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Computer Applications-Virtual imaging; Special Focus: Blood;

    MRI reconstruction shows the left superior pulmonary vein ostia, the left inferior pulmonary vein ostia and the left auricle.

     
    Area of Interest: Anatomy; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Computer Applications-Virtual imaging; Special Focus: Blood;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    MRI examination
     

    MRI image shows the persistent left superior vena cava.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Computer Applications-3D; Special Focus: Blood;

    MRI image shows the persistent left superior vena cava.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Computer Applications-3D; Special Focus: Blood;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    MRI examination
     

    MRI image shows the PLSVC drains into the coronary sinus.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Computer Applications-3D; Special Focus: Blood;

    MRI image shows the PLSVC drains into the coronary sinus.

     
    Area of Interest: Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Computer Applications-3D; Special Focus: Blood;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    MRI examination

    Dynamic cardiac MRI shows the PLSVC drains into the coronary sinus.

     
    Area of Interest: Anatomy; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Blood;
     
     
Normal anatomic pattern.
 
Anomalies of the persistent superior vena cava: Type I (A) Type II (B) Type III (C) Type IV (D)
 
MRI reconstruction shows the right superior pulmonary vein ostia and the right inferior pulmonary vein ostia.
 
MRI reconstruction shows the left superior pulmonary vein ostia, the left inferior pulmonary vein ostia and the left auricle.
 
MRI image shows the persistent left superior vena cava.
 
MRI image shows the persistent left superior vena cava.
 
MRI image shows the PLSVC drains into the coronary sinus.
 
MRI image shows the PLSVC drains into the coronary sinus.
 
Dynamic cardiac MRI shows the PLSVC drains into the coronary sinus.
 
 
 
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