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Case 2858

Left inferior vena cava with azygos continuation: association of congenital vascular anomalies in the same patient

Author(s)
Penedo JP, Bexiga A, Oliveira C, Cunha TM
 
Patient
male, 68 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    contrast-enhanced abdominal CT

    Abdominal CT scan showing an inferior vena cava located on the left side of the aorta (arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: contrast-enhanced abdominal CT;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    contrast-enhanced abdominal CT

    CT-scan shows a left renal vein (thick arrow) crossing posterior to the aorta to join superiorly the right renal vein (thin arrow). The ureteral stent is also evident on the left side (open arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: contrast-enhanced abdominal CT;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    contrast-enhanced abdominal CT

    CT scan showing the left renal vein crossing posterior to the calcified aorta (arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: contrast-enhanced abdominal CT;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    contrast-enhanced abdominal CT

    CT scan showing both renal arteries posterior to the aorta (arrows).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: contrast-enhanced abdominal CT;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    contrast-enhanced abdominal CT

    CT scan obtained at the level of the diaphragmatic crus. The vessel parallel to the aorta is the azygos vein (arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: contrast-enhanced abdominal CT;
     
     
  • Figure 6
    contrast-enhanced thoracic CT

    CT scan obtained at an upper level, showing an enlarged azygos vein (arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: contrast-enhanced thoracic CT;
     
     
Abdominal CT scan showing an inferior vena cava located on the left side of the aorta (arrow).
 
CT-scan shows a left renal vein (thick arrow) crossing posterior to the aorta to join superiorly the right renal vein (thin arrow). The ureteral stent is also evident on the left side (open arrow).
 
CT scan showing the left renal vein crossing posterior to the calcified aorta (arrow).
 
CT scan showing both renal arteries posterior to the aorta (arrows).
 
CT scan obtained at the level of the diaphragmatic crus. The vessel parallel to the aorta is the azygos vein (arrow).
 
CT scan obtained at an upper level, showing an enlarged azygos vein (arrow).
 
 
 
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