A sling of a normal right inferior vena cava around the abdominal aorta


KARAOSMANOĞLU A. D. , ARDALI DÜZGÜN S., AKATA D., ÖZMEN M. N. , KARÇAALTINCABA M.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00276-021-02693-x
  • Journal Name: SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE

Abstract

Variations in the anatomy of inferior vena cava (IVC) may have important clinical implications. In-depth knowledge of its embryology and variations are of fundamental importance to prevent any potential medical complications related to anatomic variations of the IVC. In this article, we described a previously unreported, to the best of our knowledge, a variation of IVC. In the case we presented, the IVC was seen almost completely encircling the abdominal aorta. We decided to call this anatomic variation as "a sling of a normal right IVC around the abdominal aorta". Cross-sectional imaging is a prompt and highly reliable method to evaluate IVC anatomy and may have significant clinical importance to prevent any potential complications related to IVC during surgery or interventional radiology procedures.