Left-sided superior vena cava

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Ashraf


Left-sided chest pain and fever. Known hypertensive.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Linear opacity, likley representing atelactasis, noted in left lower lung zone. The remaining lung zones are well-aerated and clear. No pleural effusion or pneumothorax is seen.

Case Discussion

Left-sided superior vena cava is the commonest congenital venous anomaly of the chest. It was an incidental finding in our case.

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