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Computed tomography of a thrombosed left inferior vena cava

  • Ronald A. Lepke
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    Address reprint requests to: Ronald A. Lepke, MD, Department of Radiology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
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    Departments of Radiology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

    Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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  • John J. Pagani
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    Departments of Radiology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

    Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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      Abstract

      A case of transposed (left) inferior vena cava (IVC) with a normal suprarenal IVC visible on computed tomography (CT) is presented. There is concomitant recanalized thrombosis of the left IVC with venous collaterals present. Caval anomalies, differential diagnosis of a left IVC, and CT demonstration of thrombosis of major abdominal venous structures and associated venous collaterals are discussed.

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