Contrast level within inferior vena cava

Last revised by David Luong on 5 Feb 2022

A dependent contrast level within the inferior vena cava is a situation that can be observed in some cases with inferior vena caval contrast reflux. Its presence is usually associated with very poor cardiac output and can be accompanied by dependent layering of venous refluxed contrast within the hepatic veins.  

When present, it can be associated with conditions such as 2:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: with cardiac tamponade
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