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Unusual variant of left superior vena cava

  • Amir Salomon
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    From the Departments of Radiology and Otolaryngology, The Mount Sinai Hospital and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, New York, New York, USA
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  • David S. Mendelson
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    Address reprint requests to: David S. Mendelson, MD, Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, One Gustave L. Levv Place. New York. New York 10029.
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    From the Departments of Radiology and Otolaryngology, The Mount Sinai Hospital and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, New York, New York, USA
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  • Peter M. Som
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    From the Departments of Radiology and Otolaryngology, The Mount Sinai Hospital and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, New York, New York, USA
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      Abstract

      The first computed tomography-documented case of a persistent left superior vena cava that drains directly into the right superior vena cava is presented. The venous embryology is reviewed and the differential diagnosis of other pertinent venous anomalies is discussed. The patient also had an incidental finding of a congenitally absent left lobe of the thyroid gland.

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