Duplicated inferior vena cava

Case contributed by Dr Huy Sruy


Young female has the clinical history of cervical cancer. Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

CECT (Contrast-enhanced Computed tomography) of the abdomen shows the presence of two IVCs on either side of the aorta. The left side is bigger than right side.

Case Discussion

Duplicated IVC is the congenital abnormality resulting from persistence of both supracardinal veins that results in two IVCs being present. It occurs in 0.2-0.5% of the population.


Normally the left IVC is smaller than the right but as seen in this case, the left IVC is bigger than the right.

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Case information

rID: 59922
Published: 30th Apr 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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