Double inferior vena cava

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Double inferior vena cava

Double inferior vena cava is a vein abnormality that is present from birth (congenital). Individuals with this anomaly have two inferior vena cavas instead of one. The inferior vena cava carries oxygen-poor blood from the lower parts of the body into the heart. Double inferior vena cava does not cause any symptoms. It is usually diagnosed when an imaging test, such as CT or MRI, is performed for other medical reasons. The reported incidence of double inferior vena cava ranges from 0.2 percent to 3 percent.
 

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The terms "Double inferior vena cava" returned 16 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Successful Removal of Two Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters after 67 Days in a Patient with a Double IVC.
 

Author(s): Hiroki Niikura, Hitoshi Anzai, Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Masato Nakamura

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(13):1667-1671.

 

We herein present a case in which two retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, which were implanted to treat deep-vein thrombosis caused by the compression of a double IVC, were successfully removed on the 67th day after placement. The filters were individually placed in both ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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An uncommon encounter during temporary pacemaker implantation - A double inferior vena cava.
 

Author(s): A Vasanth Kumar, A Anirudh Kumar, Anwar Hussain, Vaddera Sameeraja

Journal: Indian Heart J. 2016 Sep;68 Suppl 2():S216-S217.

 

Double inferior vena cavae (IVC) is a congenital variation caused by an unusual embryological development of the IVC. We report an incidental finding of infrarenal double IVC in a 70-year-old female.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Role of bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling (BIPSS) in the diagnosis of Cushing's disease in a patient with double superior vena cava.
 

Author(s): Sonam Tashi, Keng Sin Ng

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Cushing's syndrome is known to have a wide spectrum of clinical presentation with debilitating consequences and morbidity if not diagnosed and treated in time. Sometimes the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome can be challenging to the endocrinologist, especially when the usual battery ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Double inferior vena cava" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Double Inferior Vena Cava and its Implications During Endovascular and Surgical Interventions: A Word of Caution.
 

Author(s): Nicolas W Shammas, Rayan Jo Rachwan, Ghassan Daher, Bassel Bou Dargham

Journal: J Invasive Cardiol. 2017 Feb;29(2):51-53.

 

Double inferior vena cava (DIVC) is present in 0.2%-3.0% of the general population. Its presence can be detected by computed tomographic angiography or magnetic resonance imaging. Identifying the presence of DIVC is important to define its relationship with the renal vein, its size ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Double inferior vena cava with interiliac vein: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Huayue Chen, Shoichi Emura, Sachio Nagasaki, Kin-ya Kubo

Journal: Okajimas Folia Anat Jpn. 2012 Feb;88(4):147-51.

 

The duplication of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare, but well-recognized anomaly. Duplicated IVC has a significant relevance for retroperitoneal surgery and venous interventional radiology. We report a case of duplicated IVC, which was observed during routine dissection of an ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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