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Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava with Absent Right Superior Vena Cava: Review of the Literature and Clinical Implications.
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PMID:  24460570     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common venous anomaly of the thorax affecting 0.5-2% of the general population. PLSVC with absent right SVC, which is also referred to as isolated PLSVC, occurs in 0.09-0.13% of patients. PLSVC should be suspected whenever a dilated coronary sinus is discovered on transthoracic echocardiography. Transthoracic echocardiography serves as an excellent modality to diagnose PLSVC. The presence of PLSVC can be confirmed by performing a bilateral "bubble study" with injection of agitated saline from both the left and the right peripheral arm veins. Although PLSVC is a benign condition, it may have important clinical implications in certain situations. We describe a case of PLSVC with an absent right SVC followed by a review of the literature and the clinical implications associated with this condition.
Authors:
Azeem S Sheikh; Sajjad Mazhar
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-1-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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