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Jones J, Left-sided SVC. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 01 Jun 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-8036
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4 Jan 2010
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Post cardiac surgery. Difficulty ventilating.
Age: 3 years
From the case: Left-sided SVC
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Previous cardiac surgery. Right-sided pneumothorax. Left-sided SVC (left IJV line).
Post-surgical appearances in this child with a right pneumothorax. The left-sided presumed IJV line descends into the chest on the left of midline. The most common cause of this (especially where venous blood is aspirated from the line!) is a left-sided SVC. In a child with evidence of cardiac surgery, the likelihood of variant vascular anatomy is increased.