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Anomalous inferior vena cava complicating abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy.
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PMID:  9267345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Variations in the site and course of the inferior vena cava (IVC), although relatively infrequent, can have important surgical implications, especially during surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm. We report two cases of left-sided IVC encountered during aneurysmectomy. In both cases, the anomaly was not detected during preoperative ultrasound examination, but was identified by CT scan in one case. Careful mobilization of the IVC and left iliac vein allow retraction of the IVC to the right, after which the aneurysm can be approached in the usual manner.
E Bastounis; E Pikoulis; A Leppäniemi; C Maltezos; F Milas; D Alexiou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-11     Completed Date:  1997-09-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Surgical Department, University of Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vena Cava, Inferior / abnormalities*,  radiography

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