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.
|頁（從 - 到）||249-253|
|期刊||Chinese Journal of Radiology|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 八月 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
Lao, W. T., Chan, W. P., Lee, R. C., & Chang, C. Y. (2003). Duplicated infrarenal IVC with azygous continuation of left IVC: Pre-operative CT and 3-D reconstruction image findings. Chinese Journal of Radiology, 28(4), 249-253.