Ectopic intracaval liver

Ectopic intracaval liver is a very rare congenital abnormality of the liver in which a part of the liver, not contiguous with the liver proper, lies within the inferior vena cava (IVC)

Ectopic hepatic lobes elsewhere have been described rarely as congenital abnormalities, but a location within the IVC has only been reported twice up to 2012 1

Differential diagnosis

  • paracaval lipoma
  • bland thrombus
  • direct invasion of IVC by malignancy
  • primary malignancy of the IVC
  • contrast mixing artifact

Article information

rID: 35085
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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