Superior vena caval duplication

Superior vena caval duplication is the most common form of a left sided SVC, where the normal right sided SVC remains. The right SVC however can be smaller in ~2/3rds of such cases 3.

Pathology

Results from failure of the embryonic left anterior cardiac vein to regress. Drainage is variable and can be to:

Associations

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Article Information

rID: 2009
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Section: Anatomy
Tags: refs, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Duplicated SVC
  • Duplication of SVC
  • Duplicated superior vena cava
  • SVC duplication
  • Duplication of superior vena cava

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