Inferior vena cava duplication

Case contributed by Dr Dana Alnuaimi


Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Two inferior vena cavas are seen on both sides of the aorta. The left inferior vena cava drains into the left renal vein.

A tiny radio-dense calculus is seen in the upper pole of the right kidney.

Mesenteric panniculitis.

Case Discussion

Inferior vena cava duplication is a rare vascular anomaly usually diagnosed as an incidental finding. It results from a persistent left supra-cardinal vein and is often associated with renal anomalies.

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Case information

rID: 56734
Published: 20th Nov 2017
Last edited: 21st Nov 2017
System: Vascular
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