Gradman and Steinburg inferior vena cava aneurysm classification

Gradman and Steinburg inferior vena cava aneurysm classification is one method of classing aneurysmal dilatation of the inferior vena cava, which is an uncommon finding. When present it can be often associated with other caval anomalies. Gradman and Steinburg method classifies them as 1:

  • type I: suprahepatic IVC aneurysm withoutvenous obstruction
  • type II:  above or below the hepatic IVC associated with interruption of the IVC 
  • type III: infrarenal IVC aneurysm without any associated venous anomaly
  • type IV: other
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rID: 9994
System: Vascular
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Gradman and Steinburg IVC aneurysm classification

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