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Case 2882

A case of abnormal (left-sided) Inferior Vena Cava: a literature review

Author(s)
Cordopatri D, Michieletti E, Marchesi G, Bortolato R, Ranza A, Ugolotti U
 
Patient
female, 66 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Abdominal CT findings
     

    The axial scan shows a stone inside the gallbladder and splenomegaly.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Abdominal CT findings;

    This second image shows left kidney with its longer axis displaced on a horizontal plane. Left hemicolectomy.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Abdominal CT findings;

    An abnormal Inferior Vena Cava crosses the Aorta.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Abdominal CT findings;

    No annotation

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Abdominal CT findings;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    The retroperitoneal venous system development
     

    The development of retroperitoneal venous system arise from three paired fetal veins.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: The retroperitoneal venous system development;

    In red the Aorta. In blue the persistence of lower left supracardinal vein results in a left-sided IVC anomaly.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: The retroperitoneal venous system development;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Axial CT and coronal MPR
     

    Axial plane: left sided inferior vena joins the left renal vein.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Axial CT and coronal MPR;

    Thick MPR: left sided inferior vena joins the left renal vein.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Axial CT and coronal MPR;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Axial CT and coronal MPR
     

    Axial plane: left sided inferior vena cava crosses the aorta anteriorly to the right.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Axial CT and coronal MPR;

    Thick MPR: left sided inferior vena cava crosses the aorta anteriorly to the right, to join the normal pre-renal portion of the inferior vena cava

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Axial CT and coronal MPR;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Axial CT and coronal MPR
     

    Axial plane: left-sided inferior vena cava joins the normal pre-renal portion of the inferior vena cava.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Axial CT and coronal MPR;

    Thick MPR: left-sided inferior vena cava joins the normal pre-renal portion of the inferior vena cava.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Axial CT and coronal MPR;
     
     
The axial scan shows a stone inside the gallbladder and splenomegaly.
 
This second image shows left kidney with its longer axis displaced on a horizontal plane. Left hemicolectomy.
 
An abnormal Inferior Vena Cava crosses the Aorta.
 
 
The development of retroperitoneal venous system arise from three paired fetal veins.
 
In red the Aorta. In blue the persistence of lower left supracardinal vein results in a left-sided IVC anomaly.
 
Axial plane: left sided inferior vena joins the left renal vein.
 
Thick MPR: left sided inferior vena joins the left renal vein.
 
Axial plane: left sided inferior vena cava crosses the aorta anteriorly to the right.
 
Thick MPR: left sided inferior vena cava crosses the aorta anteriorly to the right, to join the normal pre-renal portion of the inferior vena cava
 
Axial plane: left-sided inferior vena cava joins the normal pre-renal portion of the inferior vena cava.
 
Thick MPR: left-sided inferior vena cava joins the normal pre-renal portion of the inferior vena cava.
 
 
 
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