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Vol 72, No 3 (2013)
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Published online: 2013-09-05
Submitted: 2013-03-01
Accepted: 2013-03-18
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Persistent left superior vena cava with an absent right superior vena cava in a 72-year-old male with multivessel coronary artery disease

K. Szymczyk, M. Polguj, E. Szymczyk, A. Majos, P. Grzelak, L. Stefańczyk
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2013.0044
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Folia Morphol 2013;72(3):271-273.

open access

Vol 72, No 3 (2013)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2013-09-05
Submitted: 2013-03-01
Accepted: 2013-03-18

Abstract

Congenital anomalies of systemic veins are usually asymptomatic and foundincidentally during ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT) or magneticresonance examinations performed for other clinical indications. Persistent leftsuperior vena cava (PLSVC) with absent right superior vena cava (RSVC) is thecongenital aberration in the thoracic venous system which occurs in only 0.09%to 0.13% of patients who have congenital heart defects. In this paper, we presentthe extremely rare case of a 72-year-old male with PLSVC associated withan absence of RSVC, referred for coronary CT angiography. Multidetector CTangiography is a powerful tool for the detection of venous anomalies, which isessential before invasive procedures such as the implantation of pacemakers.

Abstract

Congenital anomalies of systemic veins are usually asymptomatic and foundincidentally during ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT) or magneticresonance examinations performed for other clinical indications. Persistent leftsuperior vena cava (PLSVC) with absent right superior vena cava (RSVC) is thecongenital aberration in the thoracic venous system which occurs in only 0.09%to 0.13% of patients who have congenital heart defects. In this paper, we presentthe extremely rare case of a 72-year-old male with PLSVC associated withan absence of RSVC, referred for coronary CT angiography. Multidetector CTangiography is a powerful tool for the detection of venous anomalies, which isessential before invasive procedures such as the implantation of pacemakers.
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Keywords

systemic veins, congenital anomaly, computed tomography

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Title

Persistent left superior vena cava with an absent right superior vena cava in a 72-year-old male with multivessel coronary artery disease

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 72, No 3 (2013)

Pages

271-273

Published online

2013-09-05

DOI

10.5603/FM.2013.0044

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2013;72(3):271-273.

Keywords

systemic veins
congenital anomaly
computed tomography

Authors

K. Szymczyk
M. Polguj
E. Szymczyk
A. Majos
P. Grzelak
L. Stefańczyk

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