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Persistent left superior vena cava.
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PMID:  16372343     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital venous anomalies are relatively common and some have clinical implications. An example of persistent left superior vena cava was found during a routine dissection. This vein was carefully dissected and followed to its termination in the right atrium. The same cadaver also presented four branches from the arch of the aorta. A left superior vena cava occurs in early development but disappears later. The clinical significance of such a persistent left superior vena cava assumes importance during cardiac catheterization via the left subclavian vein.
Saju Binu Cherian; B R Ramesh; Sampath Madhyastha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0897-3806     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Anat     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-30     Completed Date:  2006-12-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  561-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
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MeSH Terms
Vena Cava, Superior / anatomy & histology*,  pathology,  radiography

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