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Duplication of inferior vena cava- case report of an anatomic variation

Abdulrazzaq, Saad Mohammed and Abdel Wahab, Emad Mohamad Nafie (2019) Duplication of inferior vena cava- case report of an anatomic variation. In: Malaysian Anatomical Conference 2019 (MAAC2019), 4-5 September 2019, Marina Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Introduction:The inferior vena cava (IVC) is the largest vein in human being draining the blood from the lower part of the body running along the right side of the abdominal aorta. Double IVC is a rare congenital anomaly with an incidence of 0.2%–3%. Materials and Methods:This case of double IVC was observed during dissection of the abdomen of an adult male cadaver in the dissection hall of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia. We report the presence of normal IVC on the right side with a left sided one seen running parallel to it. This left sided IVC starts at the junction of the left internal and external iliac vein dorsal to the left common iliac artery at the level of fifth lumbar vertebra. It joins the right IVC ventrally to the abdominal aorta at the level of first lumbar vertebra by connecting venous anastomosis. The left suprarenal vein drains to this connecting part between the right and left IVC. Discussion and conclusion: Double IVC is relatively uncommon and can prolong smoothly without any adverse consequences abnormalities, but in some situations such as retroperitoneal surgery, vascular interventional procedures, placement of IVC filters and various surgical / radiological techniques, the study of the anatomy of these variations is of crucial importance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 6204/76390
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inferior vena cava, duplication, congenital variation, dissection
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 Basic Medical
Depositing User: Mrs Norsyafini Ahmad Marzuki
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2019 15:42
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2019 15:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76390

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