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Persistent left sided superior vena cava: the perplexity of PICC

Abu Bakar, Intan Bazilah and Phuar, Ai Ping and Ch’ng, Li Shyan and Abdul Ghani, Zulkifli Zaki (2020) Persistent left sided superior vena cava: the perplexity of PICC. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 18 (Suppl. 2). p. 76. ISSN 1823-4631 E-ISSN 2735-2285

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Introduction: Persistent left superior vena cava is a rare anatomic anomaly, found only about 0.3-0.5% of the general population. On top of that, about 12% of patient has associated congenital cardiac anomaly. Typically, this anomaly is found as an incidental finding as patient is generally asymptomatic. However, it is important to recognize such anomaly in order to avoid complication during placement of central venous catheter. Case report: We herein report a case of an incidental finding of persistent left sided superior vena cava (SVC) upon insertion of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). Initial difficulty and perplexity during insertion of PICC with the tip of catheter keep pointing towards the left side of the heart leads us to proceed with central venogram that confirmed such anomaly.

Item Type: Article (other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: superior vena cava
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Depositing User: Dr Intan Bazilah Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2023 15:14
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2023 15:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/108315

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