Transposition of the inferior vena cava

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Known and treated case of Hodgkin lymphoma.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years.
Gender: Male

A single inferior vena cava (IVC) ascends from the left side and crosses anterior to the aorta at the level of the renal veins to further ascend to the right atrium at the right side.

Case Discussion

Incidental transposition of inferior vena-cava (also known as left sided IVC) which is a variant course of the inferior vena cava. It is the most common anomaly of IVC and occurs due to persistence of left supracardinal vein.

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Case information

rID: 62670
Published: 26th Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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