An interrupted inferior vena cava in a situs inversus: A case report and review of the literature

M. Loukas, D. R.G. Strike, R. S. Tubbs, N. Tarneja, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja

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Abstract

Situs inversus with interrupted inferior vena cava is an uncommon anatomic variant found in the abdominal and thoracic viscera. In this report, we present a 59-year-old woman with this variation, found during gross anatomical dissection. While this type of variation has been variable, in the present case the hepatic veins drained directly into a very short (2.2 cm) inferior vena cava. The infrarenal component of the inferior vena cava was present and drained into the azygos and hemiazygos veins. Clinical considerations of this variant anatomy are of interest, as they may present in patients as pathology on cross sectional imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-187
Number of pages4
JournalFolia Morphologica
Volume68
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 22 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Situs Inversus
Inferior Vena Cava
Azygos Vein
Hepatic Veins
Viscera
Dissection
Anatomy
Thorax
Pathology

Keywords

  • Azygos vein
  • Hemiazygos veins
  • Inferior vena cava
  • Situs inversus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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Loukas, M., Strike, D. R. G., Tubbs, R. S., Tarneja, N., & Mohajel Shoja, M. (2009). An interrupted inferior vena cava in a situs inversus: A case report and review of the literature. Folia Morphologica, 68(3), 184-187.

An interrupted inferior vena cava in a situs inversus : A case report and review of the literature. / Loukas, M.; Strike, D. R.G.; Tubbs, R. S.; Tarneja, N.; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali.

In: Folia Morphologica, Vol. 68, No. 3, 22.10.2009, p. 184-187.

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Loukas, M, Strike, DRG, Tubbs, RS, Tarneja, N & Mohajel Shoja, M 2009, 'An interrupted inferior vena cava in a situs inversus: A case report and review of the literature', Folia Morphologica, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 184-187.
Loukas M, Strike DRG, Tubbs RS, Tarneja N, Mohajel Shoja M. An interrupted inferior vena cava in a situs inversus: A case report and review of the literature. Folia Morphologica. 2009 Oct 22;68(3):184-187.
Loukas, M. ; Strike, D. R.G. ; Tubbs, R. S. ; Tarneja, N. ; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali. / An interrupted inferior vena cava in a situs inversus : A case report and review of the literature. In: Folia Morphologica. 2009 ; Vol. 68, No. 3. pp. 184-187.
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