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Persistent left superior vena cava: a possible site for haemodialysis catheter placement.
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PMID:  21221491     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a congenital variant of the thoracic venous system, which is associated with other congenital abnormalities. Asymptomatic cases are often diagnosed incidentally during invasive cardiovascular procedures such as the deployment of central venous access devices. It is important to be aware of the existence of a PLSVC and the clinical implications that it may pose to the proceduralist during catheter placement. We describe our experience and the lessons learnt during the placement of a haemodialysis catheter via the left internal jugular venous route in a patient with unsuspected PLSVC.
T C Lim; M W H'ng
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e195-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433.
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