Persistent left superior vena cava: Diagnosis and implications for the interventional nephrologist

Haimanot Wasse*

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Abstract

Awareness and recognition of anatomic anomalies of the great vessels of the neck and chest are important for the interventional nephrologist, as central venous catheter placement is a common procedure. A persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common thoracic venous anomaly (0.3-0.5% of the population), and can present difficulty during internal jugular or subclavian vein catheter insertion, as well as pose a diagnostic dilemma. In this report, two cases of PLSVC are described, and the clinical significance and diagnosis of PLSVC are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)540-542
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in Dialysis
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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