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Anomalies of the inferior vena cava: a report of two cases and a short review of the literature.
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PMID:  21154280     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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The inferior vena cava, also known as the posterior vena cava, is the large vein that carries de-oxygenated blood from the lower half of the body into the right atrium of the heart. Congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava result from the persistence of the embryonic venous system. The majority of cases are clinically silent and are diagnosed in routine dissection studies, in retroperitoneal surgeries, or through imaging for other reasons. Although these anomalies are rare, they are of great importance during operations in the abdominal area or in the treatment of thromboembolic diseases. We report two cases of double vena cava and left vena cava, respectively, and a short review of the relevant literature.
Authors:
S Kapetanakis; C Papadopoulos; P Galani; G Dimitrakopoulou; A Fiska
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia morphologica     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0015-5659     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Morphol. (Warsz)     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374620     Medline TA:  Folia Morphol (Warsz)     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anatomy, Medical School of Alexandroupolis, Greece. kastegepe@yahoo.gr
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