Left-sided inferior vena cava

Case contributed by Dr Lemuel Marquez Narcise

Presentation

Patient underwent triphasic CT scan of the abdomen for suspected hepatic neoplasm

Patient Data

Age: 54
Gender: Male
CT

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.

Case Discussion

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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Case information

rID: 43470
Case created: 11th Mar 2016
Last edited: 4th Aug 2016
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