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Absence of IVC

Krause JRK - MedPix (2007)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Absence of IVC

History: 64 y.o. man with a Hx of HTN, HLD, DM2, CAD, with recent intermittent angina. Angioplasty 3 days ago showed 60% obstruction of left main coronary artery. Pt scheduled in 1 week for for 2 vessel CABG, LIMA to LAD and SVG to Ramus Intermedius.

Findings: Axial and coronal images of abdominal and chest CT significant for absence of IVC below liver. Enlarged azygous/hemiazygous systems present. Drainage from right renal vein into azygous vein and left renal vein into hemiazygous vein. Hemiazygous vein drains into azygous vein near level of diaphragm. Lateral Chest radiograph shows absence of IVC.

Ddx: Normal anatomic variant.

Dxhow: Abdominal and Chest CT scan

Exam: Non-contributory

No MeSH data available.


Note the enlarged azygous and hemiazygous veins, into which the renal veins drain.
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Absence of IVC

Krause JRK - MedPix (2007)

Note the enlarged azygous and hemiazygous veins, into which the renal veins drain.
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MPX1617_synpic35940: Note the enlarged azygous and hemiazygous veins, into which the renal veins drain.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Absence of IVC

History: 64 y.o. man with a Hx of HTN, HLD, DM2, CAD, with recent intermittent angina. Angioplasty 3 days ago showed 60% obstruction of left main coronary artery. Pt scheduled in 1 week for for 2 vessel CABG, LIMA to LAD and SVG to Ramus Intermedius.

Findings: Axial and coronal images of abdominal and chest CT significant for absence of IVC below liver. Enlarged azygous/hemiazygous systems present. Drainage from right renal vein into azygous vein and left renal vein into hemiazygous vein. Hemiazygous vein drains into azygous vein near level of diaphragm. Lateral Chest radiograph shows absence of IVC.

Ddx: Normal anatomic variant.

Dxhow: Abdominal and Chest CT scan

Exam: Non-contributory

No MeSH data available.