Duplicated infrarenal IVC with azygous continuation of left IVC: Pre-operative CT and 3-D reconstruction image findings

Wilson T. Lao, Wing P. Chan, Rheun Chuan Lee, Cheng Yen Chang

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Abstract

Duplication of IVC (inferior vena cava) is rare. The embryogenesis of IVC is a complicated process. Disruption of this process in various stages can result in the majority of IVC abnormalities. We herein present a case of a 76-year-old man who had a preoperative computed tomography (CT) examination to evaluate for a renal mass in his left kidney. An incidental finding of a duplicated infrarenal IVC with azygous continuation of left IVC was noted. Three-dimensional CT reconstruction images enhanced visualization of the anatomical anomalies. Awareness of the IVC anomalies can help clinicians avoid diagnostic pitfalls and reduce complication of abdominal surgeries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-253
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Volume28
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Three-Dimensional Imaging
Inferior Vena Cava
Tomography
Kidney
Incidental Findings
Computer-Assisted Image Processing
Embryonic Development

Keywords

  • Abnormalities, Computed tomography
  • Inferion vena cava

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Duplicated infrarenal IVC with azygous continuation of left IVC : Pre-operative CT and 3-D reconstruction image findings. / Lao, Wilson T.; Chan, Wing P.; Lee, Rheun Chuan; Chang, Cheng Yen.

In: Chinese Journal of Radiology, Vol. 28, No. 4, 08.2003, p. 249-253.

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