Left-sided inferior vena cava


CT features of left-sided inferior vena cava (IVC), incidental finding.

Left-sided IVC (also known as transposition of inferior vena cava) refers to a variant course of the inferior vena cava and is considered the most common anomaly of IVC due to persistence of the left supracardinal vein.

It is important to mention this variant course of the IVC in the radiological report for the following reasons: