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The persistent left superior vena cava: anatomical study, pathogenesis and clinical considerations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16402153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The persistence of a left superior vena cava (LSVC) is an intrinsically cardiac anomaly, which can lead to serious complications during catheterization via the subclavian or internal jugular vein. We found this anomaly during dissection associated with an abnormal origin of the vertebral artery originating from the aortic arch between the left common carotid and subclavian arteries. The LSVC coursed towards the right atrium through a very dilated coronary sinus ostium. No abnormality of the azygos system was found. A thorough anatomic description was then made with external and internal morphology. The embryonic development and variations are described. Radiological and clinical implications are discussed.
J Peltier; C Destrieux; J Desme; C Renard; A Remond; S Velut
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-01-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0930-1038     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Radiol Anat     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-25     Completed Date:  2007-03-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608029     Medline TA:  Surg Radiol Anat     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire d'Anatomie, Faculté de Médecine, Université François-Rabelais, 2 bis Boulevard Tonnelé, 37032 Tours Cedex, France.
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MeSH Terms
Medical Illustration
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*
Vertebral Artery / abnormalities*

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