Dual inferior vena cava: two inferior vena cava filters.

Title

Dual inferior vena cava: two inferior vena cava filters.

Creator

Hashmi Zubair A; Smaroff Gregory G

Publisher

The Annals of thoracic surgery

Date

2007
2007-08

Description

The formation of the venous drainage system of the human body is a complex process involving structures forming and regressing in a predefined order. Interruption of any one of these steps results in the formation of a congenital anomaly. Knowledge of these anomalies can prevent us from potential serious and sometimes fatal complications. Variations from the normal anatomy of the inferior vena cava (IVC) occur in 3% of the population. The complex embryology of the IVC stems from three pairs of fetal veins: (1) posterior cardinal veins, (2) subcardinal veins, and (3) supracardinal veins. The cardinal veins constitute the main venous drainage system of the embryo. Although venous anomalies are rare, their knowledge is crucial in diagnosis and treatment. These variations should not be mistaken for pathologic finding, but should be viewed as normal findings of abnormal embryogenesis. We present a case here identifying a dual IVC, subsequently leading us to place two IVC filters.

Subject

*Vena Cava Filters; Aged; Humans; Inferior/*abnormalities/anatomy & histology/*surgery; Male; Phlebography; Vena Cava

Rights

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Pages

661–663

Issue

2

Volume

84

Citation

Hashmi Zubair A; Smaroff Gregory G, “Dual inferior vena cava: two inferior vena cava filters.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3473.

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