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Vol 64, No 1 (2005)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2004-12-10
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Two cases of inferior vena cava duplication with their CT findings and a review of the literature

H.G. Tore, I. Tatar, H.H. Celik, A. Oto, M.M. Aldur, C.C. Denk
Folia Morphol 2005;64(1):55-58.

open access

Vol 64, No 1 (2005)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2004-12-10
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Duplication of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is the most common anomaly to affect the vena cava. Variations in the IVC are diagnosed in routine dissection studies, in retroperitoneal surgeries, or in computerised tomography (CT) sections ordered for various reasons. In this paper we present two cases of a double IVC together with the CT findings. The duplication might have occurred during embryological development. Although venous anomalies are rare, they have particular importance with respect to the interruptions that may occur during retroperitoneal and thoracic surgery or in the treatment of thrombo-embolic disease.

Abstract

Duplication of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is the most common anomaly to affect the vena cava. Variations in the IVC are diagnosed in routine dissection studies, in retroperitoneal surgeries, or in computerised tomography (CT) sections ordered for various reasons. In this paper we present two cases of a double IVC together with the CT findings. The duplication might have occurred during embryological development. Although venous anomalies are rare, they have particular importance with respect to the interruptions that may occur during retroperitoneal and thoracic surgery or in the treatment of thrombo-embolic disease.
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Keywords

inferior vena cava; duplication; anomaly; variation; computed tomography

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Title

Two cases of inferior vena cava duplication with their CT findings and a review of the literature

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 64, No 1 (2005)

Pages

55-58

Published online

2004-12-10

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2005;64(1):55-58.

Keywords

inferior vena cava
duplication
anomaly
variation
computed tomography

Authors

H.G. Tore
I. Tatar
H.H. Celik
A. Oto
M.M. Aldur
C.C. Denk

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