Double Inferior Vena Cava

  • Theodor Tirilomis

Abstract

Venous anomalies involving the inferior vena cava are very rare. The case of a 74-year-old man with coronary artery disease is presented. Interestingly, a double inferior vena cava was incidentally discovered during coronary artery bypass grafting. Persistence of the left hepatic segment vein appeared as a left inferior vena cava—a very rare condition.

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Published
2012-06-14
How to Cite
Tirilomis, T. (2012). Double Inferior Vena Cava. The Heart Surgery Forum, 15(3), E172-E173. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20121019
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