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Brain abscess with persistent left superior vena cava.
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PMID:  21048656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common congenital cardiac anomaly occurring in around 0.4% of the general population, and 1.3-4.5% in those with additional cardiac defects. Eighty-two percent of PLSVC coexists with a right superior vena cava. Usually PLSVC is asymptomatic, but can cause difficulties during central venous cannulation from the left side. There are a few cases of brain abscess in the literature associated with PLSVC. Here, we describe a patient of brain abscess with PLSVC in the intensive care unit of King Faisal Hospital, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Riyazuddin S Ansari; Fatima M Domfu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosciences (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1319-6138     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosciences (Riyadh)     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101252453     Medline TA:  Neurosciences (Riyadh)     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-81     Citation Subset:  -    
Intensive Care Unit, King Faisal Hospital, PO Box 2043, Makkah 21955, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tel. +966 500840398. Fax. +966 (2) 5368018. E-mail:
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