Azygos continuation of the inferior vena cava

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

The inferior vena cava (IVC), having only formed after receiving the left renal vein and crossing behind the aorta, continues as azygos vein, whereas hepatic veins drain directly into the right atrium. This is consistent with azygos continuation of the IVC

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Case information

rID: 5572
Published: 6th Feb 2009
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Tag: variant
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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