Left-sided inferior vena cava
Patient underwent triphasic CT scan of the abdomen for suspected hepatic neoplasm
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Coronal and axial images of the abdomen show the location of the IVC in relation to the aorta.
Other findings in the provided images are liver parenchymal lesions suspicious for neoplasm, cholecystolithiasis, retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy, and calcified plaques in the aorta.
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Anomalous regression of the right supracardinal vein and persistence of the left supracardinal system results in transposition of the inferior vena cava or left-sided inferior vena cava. The prevalence of this anomaly is 0.2%.
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