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Double superior and inferior vena cava: unusual venous anomaly.
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PMID:  18301149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 56-year-old woman affected by recurrent paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and sick sinus syndrome. Before pacemaker implantation, a diagnosis of left superior vena cava persistency was made. After some years, at pacemaker replacement, an inferior vena cava anomaly was suspected because of the difficult progression of the lead for temporary pacing from the right femoral vein. Contrast ultrasonography strongly suggested the presence of a double inferior vena cava. The diagnosis was further confirmed by contrast computed tomography. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first description of the isolated contemporary presence of double superior and inferior venae cavae.
Concetta Melluso; Santi Raffa; Gianluca Di Bella; Eliana Tripodo; Concetta Zito; Sebastiano Coglitore; Scipione Carerj; Oreste Bramanti; Francesco Arrigo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1558-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-27     Completed Date:  2008-05-15     Revised Date:  2009-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Section, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine and Pharmacology, University Hospital, Messina, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / complications
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Doppler
Middle Aged
Sick Sinus Syndrome / complications
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vascular Malformations / complications,  diagnosis*
Vena Cava, Inferior / abnormalities*
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*

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