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Vol 74, No 1 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-03-02
Submitted: 2014-02-11
Accepted: 2014-07-11
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Absence of the suprarenal segment of the inferior vena cava with a coexisting absence of the right brachiocephalic vein in a 22-year-old Caucasian male with arterial hypertension

K. Hoffmann, A. Piekarek, J. Bieda, K.S. Karmelita-Katulska, D. Gawrysiak, W. Bryl
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2015.0017
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Pubmed: 25792406
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Folia Morphol 2015;74(1):122-126.

open access

Vol 74, No 1 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-03-02
Submitted: 2014-02-11
Accepted: 2014-07-11

Abstract

Congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava (IVC) are rarely observed malformations of the venous system, occurring in 0.3% of otherwise healthy individuals, and in 0.6% to 2% of patients with coexisting cardiovascular defects. They are usually asymptomatic and recognised incidentally during imaging, operations or dissection studies. In this paper we report an extremely rare case of a 22-year-old Caucasian male, admitted for the purpose of excluding secondary causes of hypertension. During imaging of the abdomen and the thorax we found a complete lack of the suprarenal segment of the IVC, with a coexisting absence of the right brachiocephalic vein. We discuss the problem of congenital defects of the IVC and we review the relevant literature.

Abstract

Congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava (IVC) are rarely observed malformations of the venous system, occurring in 0.3% of otherwise healthy individuals, and in 0.6% to 2% of patients with coexisting cardiovascular defects. They are usually asymptomatic and recognised incidentally during imaging, operations or dissection studies. In this paper we report an extremely rare case of a 22-year-old Caucasian male, admitted for the purpose of excluding secondary causes of hypertension. During imaging of the abdomen and the thorax we found a complete lack of the suprarenal segment of the IVC, with a coexisting absence of the right brachiocephalic vein. We discuss the problem of congenital defects of the IVC and we review the relevant literature.

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Keywords

congenital anomaly, inferior vena cava, systemic veins

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Title

Absence of the suprarenal segment of the inferior vena cava with a coexisting absence of the right brachiocephalic vein in a 22-year-old Caucasian male with arterial hypertension

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 74, No 1 (2015)

Pages

122-126

Published online

2015-03-02

DOI

10.5603/FM.2015.0017

Pubmed

25792406

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2015;74(1):122-126.

Keywords

congenital anomaly
inferior vena cava
systemic veins

Authors

K. Hoffmann
A. Piekarek
J. Bieda
K.S. Karmelita-Katulska
D. Gawrysiak
W. Bryl

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